Apex Court adjourns bail plea of Kannada actress Ragini

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing to January 19, on a plea filed by Kannada film actress, Ragini Dwivedi, seeking bail in an alleged drug-peddling case.

A bench, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, postponed till next week, the hearing in the petition filed by Ragini, who had filed the Special Leave Petition (SLP), challenging the Karnataka High Court’s order of November 3 declining her relief.

Ragini, 30, was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB), Bengaluru on September 4, on charges of consuming and also supplying contrabands at her Yelahanka residence in Bengaluru.

Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appeared for Ragini argued for her relief, however the court adjourned the hearing till next Tuesday.

On Friday, Ragini’s lawyer had submitted the court that the actress had been made an accused and remained in jail more than 90 days and claimed that there are no recovery of any drugs from her.

He also alleged that the prosecution has concocted a false case against her to attract public attention.

Ragini, who has been booked under provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and Indian Penal Code (IPC) Acts is currently under private hospital care for a stomach ailment and is being watched by police.

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