Bengaluru: Former Beauty Queen Arrested In Drug Racket

The model, who had won  Miss Queen Karnataka contest in 2014, is the fifth person to be arrested in connection with the drug racket.

the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a top female model on charges of drug peddling in Bengaluru. According to NCB officers, the model was part of a multi-state racket which provided drugs to several high-profile customers and college students in Bengaluru, Mangalore, and Goa.

Reports said Darshitmita Gowda, who won the Miss Queen Karnataka contest in 2014, was a regular at major fashion events in Bengaluru. The 26-year-old model is the fifth person to be arrested in connection with the case, in which a probe has been on since November 2015.

The NCB had raided an apartment in the upscale RT Nagar locality on November 30, 2015. A Huge cache of banned drugs was seized during the raid at the flat in which Darshitmita lived with her boyfriend Nishant. While Nishant was arrested the sleuths failed to locate the model.

During interrogation, Nishant told the police that Darshitmita played a key role in the racket and managed the financial transactions.

On the basis of Nishant’s statement, Darshitmita was summoned by the police. She appeared before the cops on Tuesday (June 21) and was later arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.