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Tollywood drug case: Noted director Puri Jagannadh appears before the ED after receiving summons

en Bollywood News Tollywood drug case: Noted director Puri Jagannadh appears before the ED after receiving summons

On Tuesday, popular Telugu film director Puri Jagannadh appeared at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Hyderabad in relation to the sensational Tollywood drug case. Last week, the ED had summoned 10 members from the Telugu film industry as part of a money laundering case linked to the drug case.

Tollywood drug case: Noted director Puri Jagannadh appears before the ED after receiving summons

Tollywood drug case: Noted director Puri Jagannadh appears before the ED after receiving summons

Puri Jagannadh arrived at the ED office at 10 am. Reportedly, the director is being probed for financial transactions in the process of allegedly buying drugs. Apart from him, actors Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Charmee Kaur, Navdeep, Mumaith Khan, and others have also been summoned by the ED to appear before them between August 31 and September 22.

A drug racket was busted in July 2017 and several cases related to drug trafficking were registered and over 20 people were arrested including a US citizen.

A Special Investigation Tem (SIT) of Telangana's Prohibition and Excise department had also probed the alleged drug links with Tollywood and questioned 11 people from the Telugu film industry including actors and had also collected hair and nail samples.

Now, the ED has summoned Tollywood personalities who were questioned by SIT.

ALSO READ: Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja and Puri Jagannadh among others summoned by ED in 4-year-old drug case 


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