The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday evening, has reportedly summoned actors Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati and others in connection to four-year-old money laundering and drugs trafficking case.
The case was registered by the Telengana Excise and Prohibition Department.
Tollywood director Puri Jagannadh was also summoned on 31 August. Rakul has been asked to appear on 6 September and Daggubati has been summoned two days after that.
Ravi Teja has been summoned on 9 September. Among the others arrested are Navdeep Mumaith Khan, Tarun, Tanish Nandu, and Charmee Kaur.
The publication also quoted an ED official said, “Around 12 cases were booked by Telangana Excise and Prohibition department and 11 charge sheets were filled. Mostly drug traffickers around eight persons were charge sheeted in the cases then. Most of them are lower-level drug traffickers.”
He added, “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.”
The Prohibition and Excise department’s Special Investigations Team (SIT) had reportedly collected hair and nail samples of several people, including Tollywood celebrities but didn’t reveal their findings.