Actor Navdeep appeared before the Executive Board on Monday regarding a money laundering investigation into the drug case that shook Tollywood in 2017.
The actor arrived at the emergency room at 10:30 am in response to the agency’s summons. He was seen holding some papers in his hand, which were thought to be related to his financial transactions.
After a three-day suspension, ED officials resumed interrogation of a money laundering investigation involving high-end drug fraud caught by Telangana’s Ban and Excise Department.
Nabdeep is the seventh person to appear in ED in the Telugu film industry since the interrogation began on August 31.
Actor Ravi Teja and his driver and assistant Srinivas appeared before ED officials on September 9th. Navdeep is considered Ravi Teja’s close friend.
Director Puri Jagannadh and actors Charmee Kaur, Rakul Preet Singh, Nandu and Daggubati Rana were other Tollywood figures questioned. They were all baked for 8-10 hours each.
The investigation is said to have involved suspicious arbitrage dealings with people involved in the drug case.
On Monday, the manager of the private club also appeared for questioning.
The ED issued notices last month to approximately a dozen people associated with Tollywood as part of a money laundering investigation involving “Class A” drug smuggling cases, including LSD and MDMA.
ED officials also charged the leading suspects, Calvin Mascarenhas, and two other Abdul Quddus and Abdul Wahed.
Actors Mumaith Khan, Tanish, Nandu and Tarun were also subpoenaed by the ED in connection with drug fraud caught in the arrest of a drug trafficker in 2017.
Rana and Rakul Preet were not on the Tollywood celebrity list surveyed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana’s Bans and Excise Department in 2017.
However, Rakul Preet was interrogated by Mumbai’s Drug Control Department on drug-related charges in Bollywood last year.
The drug trafficking was confiscated on July 2, 2017, when customs officials arrested musician Calvin Mascarenhas and two others and confiscated drugs worth Rs 30 million.
They are said to have told investigators that they supply drugs to movie stars, software engineers and even some business school students. Cell phone numbers of some Tollywood celebrities are said to have been found in their contact lists.
The excise department has set up the SIT for an extensive investigation. A total of 12 cases were recorded, 30 people arrested, and 62 people, including 11 related to Tollywood, were investigated by the SIT under section 67 of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Section 161 of the Code. criminal proceedings.
Among those arrested were Americans, South Africans and Dutch.
The SIT collected blood, hair, nails and other samples from several people who appeared before them for interrogation and sent them for analysis.
The SIT prosecuted eight of the twelve. However, as part of the investigation, we provided clear information to the filmmakers who were questioned.
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