Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh was, on Monday, August 31, summoned by the CCB where he spoke to the investigating officers in connection with the drug and substance abuse in the Sandalwood industry.
It can be recalled that last week, a drug bust led to the arrest of kingpin Anikha D and evidence recovered in the raid showed calls and messages between the arrested accused and actors in the Kannada film industry.
Following this, Lankesh expressed his concerns over the increased drug and substance abuse in the Kannada film industry and even offered to help the investigating officers with names and evidence.
The filmmaker, as per a report by ET, spoke to the police at the CCB in Bengaluru on Monday for about four hours. He told them about what he has observed in the industry and submitted evidence that reveals the details about actors and their illegal habits.
Speaking to the media outside the office, he said that he has informed the police of all the names, adding that he wants all those indulging in substance abuse to be punished. "I am ashamed to say that some of the new and young actors come across as brand ambassadors for drug abuse. I am worried that they will have a negative effect on children. I have submitted 10 to 5 names to the investigating team and I don't want to hamper their investigation by revealing anythig else," he said.
When he was asked if he wanted potection from the police, Lankesh said, "I have not asked for police protections and I do not need it."
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