Bengaluru: In connection with the Bengaluru drug trafficking case, a Malayalam actor was arrested on Monday.
Aroor native Niyas Muhammed was arrested by Central Crime Branch on the basis of information provided by Ravi Shankar, a friend of actress Ragini Dwivedi. He is accused of trading drugs at many night parties involving Kannada stars and foreigners.
Niyas also has strong connection in Mollywood and appeared in small roles in some movies. The officials are investigating the links between Niyas and serial actress Anikha and Ernakulam native Muhammed Anoop, who were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
Earlier, many in the film industry had revealed that the drug use was rampant in the movie locations. According to reports, this is also being investigated in the backdrop against Bengaluru Drug racket case.