Bengaluru: The bail application hearing of Kannada Actress Ragini Dwivedi’s, who was arrested by police in drugs related cases, has been postponed once again till September 19.
Ragini had applied for interim bail which was pushed further on last Friday and this Monday. And now the application has been postponed further for three days till 19 September.
This will mean Ragini will have to stay further in the central jail at Parappana Agrahara, where she was taken two days ago.
On Monday, when Ragini was sent to judicial custody, her father had told Bangalore Times, "I am confident about Wednesday's hearing, as there are no serious charges against her. They haven't found anything. But the system itself is such that delays are likely to happen. Now, because there are new prosecutors, they will take their own time to file their objections. The procedure is such that even if you want, you cannot expedite anything. Everyone is moving at their own pace. We only get to know the truth when we get involved in things like this. There are bigger criminals out in the middle of the night after getting caught, but here they are just delaying it,"
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Bengaluru: A special court here has granted the Enforcement Directorate five days custody of Kannada film actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani and three others, who were arrested in a drugs case.
Dwivedi, Sanjjanaa, Rahul Thonse, party organiser Viren Khanna and B K Ravishankar, whose custody ED has sought, are accused of not only consuming drugs but also supplying them in parties through the drug peddlers.
In its submission to the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Special Court, the ED said the preliminary inquiry of the money laundering investigation revealed a huge amount of proceeds of crime in money laundering activities.
"If such proceeds of crime involved in money laundering are not attached or confiscated immediately, the objects of the Act shall be defeated," the ED said in its submission.
The ED said to unearth or trace the properties, which are acquired by the accused "by way of extortion, killing, dealing of drugs etc, recording written statements from the accused person is essential to know the details of properties purchased and investments made out of the proceeds of crime."
Meanwhile, a Nigerian drug peddler Ossy, who was reportedly supplying drugs to bigwigs involved in the drugs case, has been arrested, a Central crime branch official said.
According to police, he is allegedly an associate of Simon, another Nigerian drug peddler already arrested.
Police seized some synthetic drugs from his possession, the police said.
The police have arrested 15 people in connection with the case while many others are at large.