The deceased has been identified as Rahul Bhandari, son of a retired hawaldar in the army living in Gangenahalli, Bengaluru.
The Nigerian residing at Bettadasanapura in Electronic City here, who had reportedly come into the country on a student visa, was arrested by sleuths of the Central Crime Branch's Anti Narcotics Wing.
A senior police officer informed that the teams raided Star Lions Club, Gowri Sports & Recreational Association and Cambridge Recreational Club.
The police suspect that the accused are not only consumers but also peddlers who are attending high-end parties frequently to sell the drugs.
The Joint Commissioner (Traffic) said that since the CM had expressed his desire not to have any special privileges, an order was issued in this regard
The aim of the meeting ‘Hello Africa Desk’ was to help build a clean rapport with African nationals residing in the city.
A senior police officer said that some of them were caught under the influence of drugs during the raids, and were taken for medical tests.
Since April 27, motorists with the exception of those delivering essential services had been restricted from hitting the road.
The West Division police probing the murder of former BBMP corporator, Rekha Kadiresh, on Sunday arrested two of her relatives in connection with the case.
Police arrested Mohammed Noushad and Siraj, distant relatives of the kingpin - Mohammed Javed Shaikh who wanted to make a fast buck allegedly to marry and settle with his lover in Mumbai.
According to sources, both were shot in their legs and caught, and are now undergoing treatment at a government hospital.
It is likely that Nanjappa caught the virus there. He tested COVID positive on April 26 and was given his first dose of vaccine after it.
While promoting Pant, the government has also upgraded the post of Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City, from the rank of ADGP to DGP.
As many as 105 police personnel in the city have tested Covid-positive in the last few days. Three of them succumbed to the virus, on Friday.
The Bengaluru police, who have taken up suo moto a drug peddling racket, have registered four different cases.