What irony! Singer Rahul Sipligunj was part of Hyderabad police's 'Drug-Free' campaign

The Drug-Free Hyderabad campaign was launched on 12 February at Prof. Jaishakar Community Hall, SITE-III, in Borabanda, Hyderabad. Rahul sang the song, named after the campaign, that was released on the occasion.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  3 April 2022 9:46 AM GMT
What irony! Singer Rahul Sipligunj was part of Hyderabad polices Drug-Free campaign

Hyderabad: In an ironic turn of events, Telugu rapper and Big Boss winner Rahul Sipligunj, who had been invited by the Hyderabad police to participate in a drug campaign in February, was among those detained on Sunday during a drug raid.

The Drug-Free Hyderabad campaign was launched on 12 February at Prof. Jaishakar Community Hall, SITE-III, in Borabanda, Hyderabad.

Rahul sang the song, named after the campaign, that was released on the occasion. The lyrics were by Shyam Kasaria and the music by Mani Sharma. The song aims to discourage people from getting addicted to drugs.

The lyrics of the song go:

"Don't get into a trance. Say no to drugs. There is a lot of life, my dear.

Don't lose your prestige. Don't go toward drugs. You cannot leave once you get addicted.

Drugs don't give a taste to life, it ruins your life totally

Listen to Hyderabad police and don't do drugs."

Rahul Sipligunj was amongst 150 people detained on Sunday by the Hyderabad police during a raid at Radisson Blu Hotel in Hyderabad. He was spotted leaving the Banjara Hills police station on Sunday morning. It is not sure whether or not he was found in possession of drugs or if he consumed them.

It was reported that the pub was operating after the stipulated operating hours which led to the raid. Sunday's raid followed a month-long recce by the Hyderabad task force team. The cops reportedly found and seized banned substances (cocaine) on the pub premises.

"The license of elite clubs allows them to operate 24 hours. However, if drugs are found at the club, this will lead to cancellation of the license. The Excise department will issue notices on Monday," a senior officer told NewsMeter.

An officer of the Banjara Hills police station confirmed to NewsMeter that drugs were seized during the raid. While most of those who were arrested were detained at the Banjara Hills station throughout the night, they were released in the morning at around 7 a.m. However, a few people, including actress Niharika Konidela, were reportedly detained until noon.

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