Rana Dagubatti, Rakul Preet Singh and others summoned by ED in money laundering probe linked to drugs case
ED (Enforcement Directorate) summoned many Tollywood celebs like Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, and Puri Jagannadh, among others, in a 4-year-old drug case.
In 2017, 12 Tollywood actors and directors appeared before the Special Investigation Team of Telangana Prohibition and Excise Department connected to a high-end online drug racket.
Last night, August 25, the ED summoned the Telugu film industry celebrities like Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja and Puri Jagannadh, among others, in a four-year-old drug case.
The ED has asked Rakul, Rana, Ravi Teja, Charmee Kaur, Navdeep, Mumaith Khan and director Puri Jagannath to appear before it between August 31 and September 22.
Besides these celebrities, ED has issued notices to two others, including a private club manager, as part of a money-laundering probe linked to the drugs racket.
According to reports, Puri Jagannadh was summoned by the ED on August 31 and Rakul on September 6. Rana and Ravi Teja have been called on September 8 and 9, respectively.
Mumaith Khan has been summoned to appear on November 15. The financial probe agency has also summoned actress Charmme Kaur.
The drugs racket was busted on July 2, 2017, when customs officials arrested musician Calvin Mascarenhas and two others and seized drugs worth Rs 30 lakh from their possession.
Later, during the investigation, it came out that they are used to supply drugs to many film celebs, software engineers, and even students of some corporate schools. Also, they have allegedly found some Tollywood celebs mobile numbers in their contact lists.