On 25th August, wednesday ED has summoned Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, and Rana Daggubati among other celebrities.
A four-year-old drug case has come back in light to hunt Tollywood celebrities. ED has summoned 12 Tollywood celebs in connection with drug trafficking.
ED has summoned top Tollywood director Puri Jagannadh.Tollywood actors Rakul Preet, Ravi Teja, Charmee Kaur, Mumaith Khan, Tarun and Rana Daggubati have also summoned. The ED is probing a money laundering case in which Rakul Preet Singh will appear before the agency on September 6.
Ravi’s driver Srinivas and an unknown person working as general manager of F Club were the suspects.
The ED also summoned the excise department who investigated the case. Interestingly, the SIT of the excise department didn’t proceed against the film actors due to lack of evidence. It was Suppose that they may given a clean chit. Since, no charge sheet was filed against them.
“Around 12 cases were booked by Telangana Excise and Prohibition department. 11 charge sheets that filed. Mostly drug traffickers around eight persons who charge sheeted in the cases then. Most of them are lower-level drug traffickers. We have called excise officials as witnesses. Till we get evidence Tollywood celebrities are considering as witnesses. Their names have figured in the investigation,” said by an ED official.
From 2 to 22 of September these celebs will Interogate by ED. Rana Daggubati will appear on 8th of September. Rakul Preet on September 6 and Ravi Teja on September 9. While Mumaith Khan on November 15.
SIT in 2017 July has collected hair and nail samples of 62 suspects including Tollywood celebs. But nothing disclosed by the SIT on this. A charge sheet, filed against South African national Rafael Alex Victor. Due to trafficking cocaine from Mumbai to Hyderabad. He was selling it in Hyderabad. SIT arrest him in August 2017.
When SIT questioned the accused then all the actors denied the role. Even in the tweets actors like Navdeep and Tarun denied their role in the same.