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Siddhanth Kapoor arrest: DJ & Actor released on bail in Bengaluru drug case; friends and family object to "selective highlighting"

Siddhanth Kapoor is one among the five accused in the recent drug bust in Bengaluru

  • Swaroop Kodur

Last Updated: 08.39 AM, Jun 14, 2022

Siddhanth Kapoor arrest: DJ & Actor released on bail in Bengaluru drug case; friends and family object to "selective highlighting"
Siddhanth Kapoor

Actor Shakti Kapoor has come out expressing shock over the arrest of his Siddhanth Kapoor's detention and arrest in Bengaluru. Siddhanth Kapoor, 37, tested positive for consumption of drugs after the Bengaluru police raided a private party in the city and was later taken into custody along with four others present at the same event. 

The Ulsoor police of Bengaluru raided a party at a five-star hotel on Sunday night, following a tip-off. Siddhanth, a professional DJ, was one among the 100 people at the party, and the police later subjected 35 of them to a drug test which resulted in five members testing positive. The police are said to have also found amounts of Ecstasy and Marijuana during their bust.

Shakti Kapoor spoke to HT City recently and suggested that the detention/arrest could be based on a false premise. He added that his son Siddhanth Kapoor was in the city on professional duty as a DJ and couldn't have consumed drugs.

On the other hand, Deputy Commissioner of Police Bheemashankar S. Guled asserted that Siddhanth Kapoor has indeed consumed drugs and will be sent to judicial custody soon following the arrest. Guled added that the blood reports of the five members from the rave party turned out to be positive, indicating consumption. Bengaluru police later arrested the five partygoers, namely Siddhanth Kapoor, Hani Rafeeque, Akhil Soni, Harjot Singh, and Akhil (as reported by The Indian Express), who have now been released on station bail on the condition of appearing before the police whenever summoned.

Following the arrest, Siddhanth Kapoor's friend and fellow actor Luv Sinha (brother of Sonakshi Sinha) took to social media to question the officials about selectively highlighting their arrests. In a series of tweets, Luv Sinha claimed that drug usage is rampant not just among the elite but also comprises the youth and the underprivileged and added that the officials have been targeting only high-profile users so as to "show that they are doing their job, instead of actually doing it". He urged the justice system to first target the main players in the nexus such as producers and dealers.

Siddhanth Kapoor has also forayed into acting and has delivered credible performances in films like Ugly, Shootout at Wadala, and others. He has previously assisted filmmaker Priyadarshan on films like Bhagam Bhag, Dhol, and Chup Chup Ke.