Aditya Alva, brother-in-law of Vivek Oberoi, who was on the run since four months, was finally arrested by the Central Crime Branch on 11th January in Madras. An FIR in a drugs case had been registered against him in September 2020. He had been hiding in Tamil Nadu and Telangana, according to preliminary information. He had reportedly also visited Hyderabad and Bombay during the time he was in hiding. Vivek Oberoi’s flat had been searched in October last year by the police while hunting for Aditya.
Aditya was taken to Bangalore on 12th and produced before a court which sent him to seven days’ police custody. Kannada film actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjana Galrani are co-accused in the same sandalwood drug peddling racket.