Enforcement Directorate Summons Tollywood Stars In Four-year-old Drugs Case

Hyderabad: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned leading Tollywood celebs including actors and director in connection with a four-year-old drugs case. The ED has issued summons to Telugu stars like Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Puri Jagannadh, asking them to appear before the concerned authorities for questioning.  Rakul Preet has been asked to appear for interrogation on September 6 while ‘Baahubali’ star Rana Daggubati will have to be present before the officials on September 8. The ED has summoned Ravi Teja on September 9.Puri Jagannadh, Charmee Kaur, Mumaith Khan, Navdeep and Nandu have also been summoned by the federal agency. Puri Jagannadh, who has directed films like ‘Pokiri’ and ‘Golimaar’, will appear before the ED officials on August 31. Mumaith Khan has been summoned for investigation on September 15.The Telangana Excise and Prohibition Department had registered 12 cases and filed 11 chargesheets against the drug traffickers in 2017 after busting a drug racket.  The ED started the money laundering probe after the excise department registered the cases.According to a report in a leading daily, the excise officials have been called as witnesses in the drugs case. “We have called excise officials as witnesses. Likewise, till we get evidence Tollywood celebrities will be considered as witnesses. Their names have figured in the investigation,” an ED official told Times Of India.(This is a developing story, keep refreshing the page for updates)    

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