ED questions director Jagannadh for around 10 hours

He was summoned in connection with a money-laundering inquiry linked to a four-year-old drug case from 2017

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Hyderabad had questioned film director Puri Jagannadh of Tollywood for roughly about 10 hours on Tuesday.

 

He was summoned in connection with a money-laundering inquiry linked to a four-year-old drug case from 2017.

 

Apparently, the director was asked to submit the bank statements details from three different accounts for the year 2015 to 2017 to find out if there were any unaccounted fund transfers.

 

The Tollywood film maker along with his chartered accountant, had appeared before ED officials after he was cited in connection with the inquiry and had left the ED office on Tuesday night.

 

The ED in Hyderabad had send out notices the previous week to ten individuals that are connected to Tollywood and two others including a private club manager as part of a money-laundering inquiry linked to the drugs racket.

 

ED officials had asked Indian film actors Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Charmee Kaur, Navdeep, Mumaith Khan and Puri Jagnnadh to appear before them between August 31 and September 22.

 

The questioning will probably bring the spotlight to new facts about the drugs racket which was cracked with the arrest of drug peddlers in 2017.

 

Bandla Ganesh, a film producer who was also seen at outside the ED office on Tuesday evening, which set off predictions that he too was summoned.

 

He later clarified that he came to the ED's office only to meet his friend Jagannadh but was not allowed and further requested the media not to link him with the case.

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