The Bengaluru police's Central Crime Branch on Thursday searched Bollywood star VivekOberoi's house in Mumbai for an absconding accused in the high-profile drugs case involving Sandalwood stars RaginiDwivedi and SanjjanaaGalrani.
Acting on a tip-off that accused Aditya Alva - who is the brother-in-law of Oberoi - may be hiding at his home, the team carried out a search operation for over two hours.
Alva has been absconding since the case came to light last month. The CCB, about a fortnight ago, searched a resort owned by Alva at Bengaluru's Hebbal where high-end parties, in which drugs were allegedly supplied, were held.
Alva is not only Oberoi's brother-in-law but comes from an influential family in Karnataka. He is a son of late minister, Jeevraj Alva and his mother, Nandini Alva is a famous dancer who is also one of the architects of Bengaluru Habba, a cultural fest that was launched in 2000 to highlight Bengaluru as a cultural hub.
In a statement, Bengaluru's Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, SandeepPatil stated that the CCB had obtained a warrant from the court to conduct search operations in Mumbai.
CCB sources told reporters that it was learnt that Alva was given shelter by Oberoi ever since he fled from Bengaluru. The CCB had also issued a lookout notice against Alva almost three weeks ago. (IANS)
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