Hyderabad: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to question 12 Telugu film personalities on the information provided by the drug peddlers arrested by the Prohibition and Excise department in 2017.
Sources said the ED completed necessary preparations before issuing summons to the film personalities asking them to appear before it from August 31 to September 22. It started the probe in drugs case probably to find out money laundering issues. In 2017, the excise department has found that the peddlers including a couple of foreign nationals were carrying out their transactions through Dark web. Some of them even paid money through hawala operators. Most of the transactions were carried out in a popular pub in the city at that time.
The ED, it is learnt, collected details of the transactions made by the peddlers arrested in 2017 drugs case. The WhatsApp chat details of one of the arrested persons would be crucial for the investigators in nailing those who allegedly involved in the case, which rocked the Telugu film industry in 2017.
Popular Telugu film director Puri Jagannath will be the first person to appear before the ED on August 31.
Apart from Puri Jagannath, Charmee Kaur, Rakul Preeth Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Srinivas, Navdeep, Mumaith Khan, Tanish, Nandu, Tarun and General Manager of F-Club
will appear the ED.
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