Chandan Drug Racket: Two film industries in India are currently under scrutiny by investigative agencies, as some players from both industries have been found involved in drug scams. While actress Riya Chakraborty, brother Shovik Chakraborty and a line of peddlers in the Kannada film industry or Sandalwood have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Bollywood, the Central Crime Branch is actively investigating the case. CCB, Bengaluru today called celebrity couple Aandrita Ray and Digant Manchale to their office at 11 am tomorrow, possibly in connection with the ongoing drug racket.
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The CCB has already questioned actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjana Galrani. According to news agency ANI, “Notices have been issued to actors Digant and Andrita Ray to appear before the Central Crime Branch (CCB) at 11 am tomorrow.” He quoted Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner, CCB, Karnataka as saying so. Subsequently, a video of Aindrita Ray went viral on social media, in which he invited people for a special Eid bash at Bally’s Casino, which he was going to attend. A distinguished guest. She later stated that the video was being blown out of proportion as it was attended by several other actors invited for marketing purposes.
However, it is not yet confirmed whether he was called in connection with the drug scam or any other case.
Chandan’s drug racket was alleged by Inderjeet Lankesh – brother of deceased journalist Gauri Lankesh – to have involved some actors in the drug scam.