Siddhanth took cocaine and ganja at party, medical report reveals

Bollywood actor Siddhanth Kapoor used illegal drugs like cocaine and ganja, his medical report has revealed.

On Tuesday, Halasuru police questioned the actor for about five hours, and he was asked to appear when summoned.

Police arrested Siddhanth and four other IBAR people at the Park Hotel around midnight on Sunday after raiding the hotel based on reports that drugs were being used at a party. Although more than 100 people were present, 35 were subjected to a medical examination while the others fled.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Dr Bheemashankar S Gule said Siddhanth’s medical report revealed he had used cocaine and ganja. The actor did not say who gave him the drug or when he took it. Siddhanth and four others were released on bail on Monday evening.

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Claims the drink was mixed

Following the police notice that he was due to appear for questioning on Tuesday, Siddhanth arrived at Halasuru police station around 11:45 a.m. Inspector Manjunath questioned him until 4:30 p.m. The actor left the station around 5 p.m.

As police questioned him about the party, his role as a DJ and the source of the drugs he was using, sources said Siddhanth told police he must have consumed drinks containing drugs. Someone offered him a drink while he was playing music and someone else offered him a cigarette which he smoked while drinking what was offered to him. He didn’t know he was using drugs.

“He also shared other details, which cannot be shared at this time. As his responses were unsatisfactory, his mobile phone was seized and sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to retrieve the messages and the call details if he deleted any,” a senior police officer said.

“I cooperated”

As he left, Siddhanth told reporters he had answered all questions. “I cooperated. I answered all the questions they asked. If they ever need me, I’ll be back. They’ve been really good, the Bengaluru Police, and I think they’re doing a great job. They should continue to do what they are doing to save many lives.

The police also summoned the other defendants — Akhil Soni, 28, commercial director of a private company; Harjoth Singh, 28, operational manager in a logistics company; Akhil, 23, freelance photographer; and Hani Rafeeque, a 25-year-old digital marketing professional – for questioning. A senior officer said their phones were seized and sent to the FSL.

Soni lives in Indiranagar, Rafeeque is from BTM Layout and Akil is from Magadi Road. Singh is from Punjab.

Meanwhile, police continued to review CCTV footage from the hotel. They also collected the registry to get details of the guests who attended the party.

Siddhanth was the fifth accused in the FIR.

All of the defendants were sent for medical testing at Santosh Hospital, where five tested positive.

Police have filed drug trafficking charges against unidentified persons.