2021-09-02 16:16:18 :
Tollywood actress Charmee Kaur on Thursday appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in reference to a cash laundering probe linked to four-year-old drug case.
Charmee reached the ED workplace in Hyderabad round 10.30 a.m. As she was getting down from the automobile, a lot of ready digicam individuals and photographers moved nearer to her, resulting in chaos. She requested the digicam individuals to offer her means.
The actress’ private safety personnel intervened to make means for her to enter the ED workplace.
She is the second Tollywood persona to look before ED. Earlier, director Puri Jagannadh was questioned for practically 10 hours on Tuesday.
The ED final week issued notices to 10 individuals linked to Tollywood and two others together with a personal membership supervisor as a part of a cash laundering probe linked to the medicine racket.
Tanish, Nandu, actor Ravi Teja’s driver Srinivas are additionally amongst these summoned in connection the medicine racket which was busted with the arrest of drug peddlers in 2017.
The ED additionally gathered particulars of the investigations carried out by the Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) of Telangana’s prohibition and excise division.
The medicine racket was busted on July 2, 2017 when customs officers arrested Calvin Mascarenhas, a musician, and two others and seized medicine price Rs 30 lakh from their possession.
That they had reportedly informed the investigators that they’re supplying medicine to movie celebrities, software program engineers, and even college students of some company colleges. Cell numbers of some Tollywood celebrities have been allegedly discovered in their contact lists.
The excise division had constituted SIT for a complete probe. A complete of 12 circumstances have been registered, 30 individuals have been arrested whereas 62 people together with 11 individuals linked with Tollywood have been examined by the SIT below part 67 of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and part 161 of Felony Process Code.
The SIT had collected blood, hair, nail and different samples from a few of those that appeared before it for questioning and despatched them for evaluation.
Actors Ravi Teja, Charmme Kaur, Mumaith Khan, director Puri Jagannath and younger actors Tarun Kumar and P. Navadeep have been among the many stars who have been questioned by the SIT.
Cinematographer Shyam Ok. Naidu, actors Subbaraju, Tanish, Nandu and Ravi Teja’s driver Srinivas have been additionally amongst these questioned.
The SIT filed cost sheet in eight out of 12 circumstances. It, nevertheless, gave clear chit to the movie personalities who have been questioned as a part of the investigation.