#SandalwoodDrugScandal: Ragini Dwivedi’s bail hearing postponed once again
It seems to be third time unlucky for Ragini Dwivedi, who is currently housed as an under trial at the central jail at Parappana Agrahara following her being arrested on a suo motu case filed by the Central Crime Branch police under various sections of the NDPS Act as part of the ongoing drug scandal probe that links certain Kannada film industry members and drug abuse.
Ragini had applied for an interim bail, but it seems like she will not be getting it yet. After the hearing was pushed further on last Friday and this Monday, the bail hearing has been further pushed by three days to September 19 according to reports. This will mean Ragini will have to stay further in the central jail at Parappana Agrahara, where she was taken two days ago.
On Monday, when Ragini was sent to judicial custody, her father had told Bangalore Times, “I am confident about Wednesday’s hearing, as there are no serious charges against her. They haven’t found anything. But the system itself is such that delays are likely to happen. Now, because there are new prosecutors, they will take their own time to file their objections. The procedure is such that even if you want, you cannot expedite anything. Everyone is moving at their own pace. We only get to know the truth when we get involved in things like this. There are bigger criminals out in the middle of the night after getting caught, but here they are just delaying it,”