The Bengaluru police's Central Crime Branch on Thursday searched Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi's house in Mumbai for an absconding accused in the high-profile drugs case involving Sandalwood stars Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani. 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. After searching Vivek's house, the Crime Branch summoned his wife Priyanka Alva in the Sandalwood drugs case.
Now, Maharashtra Home Minister has requested the NCB to take over the investigation from the Bengaluru Police to probe the drug connection of Vivek Oberoi. Interestingly, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh uttered one more name after Vivek Oberoi and it was none other than Sandip Ssingh.
Anil Deshmukh told the media, "Bengaluru Police have come here to probe drug connection of Vivek Oberoi and filmmaker Sandip Ssingh. But NCB is not taking up the investigation. We'll request NCB to investigate the drug connection & if they don't, Mumbai Police will do it."