Kannada actor Sanjjanaa Galrani granted conditional bail in drugs case

HC ordered that Galrani, upon release, will have to execute a personal bond of ₹3 lakh and two sureties of the same amount

Sanjjanaa Galrani
Galrani made her debut as a lead actor with 'Ganda Hendathi' in 2006 | File Photo: Facebook

Kannada film actor, Sanjjanaa Galrani, an accused in the Sandalwood drugs case, was granted conditional bail on medical grounds by the Karnataka High Court on Friday (December 11).

The High Court ordered that Galrani, upon release, will have to execute a personal bond of ₹3 lakh and two sureties of the same amount. She has also been asked to co-operate with investigations and appear before the police once a month. She is expected to be released either on Friday evening (December 11) or on Saturday morning.

Galrani, who has been in judicial custody for more than two months, was accused by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of buying and supplying drugs at high-profile parties in Bengaluru.

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Galrani had earlier sought bail but was rejected by the high court on November 3, following which she filed for bail on medical grounds in the high court again. The court then ordered a medical check-up of the actor on December 7 at Vani Vilas Hospital and sought a report by December 10.

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Galrani was arrested by CCB on September 8 on drug-related charges involving other actors, such as Ragini Dwivedi, of the Kannada film industry. Her house at Indiranagar was reportedly searched following a court order. The CCB began keeping a close watch on Galrani allegedly after a statement by her friend, Rahul Thonshe, who was also arrested on drug-related charges.

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also investigating Galrani and Dwivedi, and other co-accused, on money laundering charges.

Galrani made her debut as a lead actor with Ganda Hendathi in 2006, which was the Kannada remake of the Bollywood film Murder.

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