Tollywood drug case: Actress Charmee Kaur appears before ED in Hyderabad

The actress and director Puri Jagannadh are among 10 Tollywood personalities who were summoned by ED in the four-year-old drug trafficking and consumption case.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Sep 2021 6:57 AM GMT
Tollywood drug case: Actress Charmee Kaur appears before ED in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Tollywood actress Charmee Kaur on Thursday appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED), Hyderabad, for questioning in the drug trafficking and consumption case.

She is the second Tollywood personality to appear before ED for questioning. Director Puri Jagannadh was the first to appear before the ED. He was reportedly grilled for close to 10 hours on suspicious bank transactions.

The duo is among 10 Tollywood personalities who were summoned by ED in the four-year-old drug trafficking and consumption case.


Actress Rakul Preet Singh who was asked to be present on September 6 has asked for some more time. Rana Daggubati and Ravi Teja have been asked to appear on September 8 and 9 respectively. Mumaith Khan has been asked to appear before the ED on September 15.

The case was filed by Telangana's Special Investigation Team (SIT) in 2017. The SIT had filed 11 charge sheets in 12 cases booked mostly against small-time drug peddlers. Though Telugu cinema celebrities were summoned, not a single case was registered against them due to lack of evidence.

ED is investigating the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It is to note that ED first started a probe into the case on November 20, 2020, when it shot off a letter to the excise and prohibition department.

Pertinently, the drug case was put into cold storage for four years. ED's summons has once again brought the focus on the case which exposed the alleged drug cartel in the Telugu Film Industry.

A highly placed source told NewsMeter that investigation into the drug racket has gathered steam after the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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