Sandalwood Drugs link: East division police raid premises of producer Shankar gowda in Bengaluru;
The East Division police of Govindapura police station on Monday raided the office of kannada film producer Shankar Gowda and searched the premises in connection with the international drug racket case which they have busted on February 26.
The raid was conducted based on the information provided by one of the accused arrested earlier in the case.
Senior officer told media persons,As part of the ongoing investigation into drug racket busted recently,by the Banaswadi Sub-Division police of Govindapura police station,ACP,Sakkri,PI,Prakash and team searched the house and office of kannada film producer Shankar Gowda situated in Dollars colony on Monday night.
The search was carried out based on the information provided by one of the accused about Shankar Gowda having links with drug peddlers.
A team of police conducted search and recovered the mobile phone laptop,and other electronic gadgets for further investigation.
The police have also summoned Prakash Gowda to appear before them for questioning.
On February 26,The police had arrested three foreign nationals involved in drug peddling and recovered huge amount of synthetic drugs from them worth Rs 3.5 Crore.
They had revealed the name of Big Boss contestant Mastan Chandra.Recently the police had searched his house and taken him into custody for investigation.
Based on his statement as during investigation the cops grilled the big boss contestant and he spilled the beans that Shankar Gowda used to procure drugs from him based on which we have carried raid said another officer.
This is the second drug case linked to film industry as CCB on last September busted drug racket involving film actors,producers and RTO officer and event organisers he added.