In search of Aditya Alva, who is wanted in a drugs case, the Bengaluru police on Thursday (October 15) raided the house of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi in Mumbai, police sources said. The drugs case allegedly involves top names in Kannada (‘Sandalwood’) film industry.
Aditya Alva is the brother-in-law of Oberoi and his father Jeevaraj Alva is a former minister of Karnataka. Aditya Alva was absconding in a drug case registered at the Cottonpet police station, a top police officer said, reported news agency PTI.
“Vivek Oberoi is his relative and we got some information that Alva is there. So we wanted to check. So a court warrant was obtained and Crime Branch team has gone to his house in Mumbai,” said Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner, Bengaluru police, according to NDTV.
Oberoi, a Bollywood actor, was last seen in the PM Narendra Modi biopic, in the titular role, which was released last year following the Lok Sabha elections.
Sources says that Aditya Alva is absconding for the past one month ever since the police launched a crackdown against drug peddlers, suppliers and rave party organisers.
More than 15 people have been arrested in this case, which has come to be known as the Sandalwood drugs case, including Kannada actresses Ragini Dwivedi, Sanjjanaa Galrani, rave party organiser Viren Khanna, realtor Rahul Thonse, and a few Nigerians.