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Sandalwood Drug Case- Supreme Court Adjourns Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedi's Plea For Bail

Radhika Roy
12 Jan 2021 6:56 AM GMT
Sandalwood Drug Case- Supreme Court Adjourns Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedis Plea For Bail
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned to next week a Special Leave Petition filed by Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi, who had been arrested by the police for allegedly consuming and supplying drugs at parties and events organized by her and others, against a Karnataka High Court wherein her bail plea was dismissed.A Bench headed by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman heard the arguments put forth...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned to next week a Special Leave Petition filed by Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi, who had been arrested by the police for allegedly consuming and supplying drugs at parties and events organized by her and others, against a Karnataka High Court wherein her bail plea was dismissed.

A Bench headed by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman heard the arguments put forth by Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing on behalf of Dwivedi, and proceeded to adjourn the matter at the request of Counsel appearing for the State.

The matter will now be taken up on 19th January, 2021.

In November, 2020, the Karnataka High Court had dismissed the bail applications filed by Kannada actors Ragini Dwivedi, Sanjjanaa Galrani and other co-accused who were arrested by the police allegedly for consuming and supplying drugs at parties and events they organized.

A Single-Bench of Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar dismissed the petitions.

The actors, along with others, have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 120B (criminal conspiracy), and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985 under Sections 21, 21C, 27A, 27B, and Section 29. Dwivedi was arrested on September 4, 2020 while Sanjjana was arrested on September 8.

The Special Court had on September 28, 2020, rejected their applications. The High Court after hearing the applicants and the prosecution in detail had on October 25 reserved its order.


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