Sandalwood drugs case: Sanjjanaa to move HC again for bail

Sanjjanaa to move HC again for bail
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Sanjjanaa to move HC again for bail

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Kannada film actress Sanjjanaa Galrani has decided to appeal for her bail once again in the Karnataka High Court, which is expected to come for hearing sometime next week.

Kannada film actress Sanjjanaa Galrani has decided to appeal for her bail once again in the Karnataka High Court, which is expected to come for hearing sometime next week.

Galrani's counsel Veeranna Tigadi told IANS that the actress has decided to appeal for bail in the high court. "Last time, Galrani's petition was moved on general grounds stating that she had been falsely accused in the case, while this time the petition states her health issues," a source added.

Another lawyer is of the opinion that the bail can be sought on various grounds and the lawyers keep changing grounds for the bail in the high court.

"Galrani might have thought it would be better to petition here before approaching the Supreme Court," the lawyer added.

It may be recalled that three weeks ago, the Karnataka High Court had denied bail to actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa and other accused persons who were arrested in the Sandalwood drug case.

The infamous Sandalwood drugs case came to light in September when the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had arrested a person, who had spilled the beans about how high profile drug parties were organised in Bengaluru.

As part of this investigation, the city police have arrested several drug peddlers and subsequently it led to the arrest of Dwivedi first, Galrani a week later.

Meanwhile, Kannada film actress Ragini Dwivedi has moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the drug case.

Dwivedi has filed a special leave petition in the top court challenging the November 3 order of the Karnataka High Court, which declined to grant relief to her and Sanjjanaa.

Ragini was arrested on September 4 and Sanjana four days later under various provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly consuming and supplying banned drugs at parties and events organised in the city over the last couple of years.

All the accused are lodged in the central jail on the outskirts of the city's southern suburb. IANS

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