Another actor Rakul Preet Singh has come under the radar of Enforcement Directorate (ED) because of her alleged connection with the Bollywood drugs case. She was recently summoned for questioning about her involvement in the infamous drugs related money laundering case of Tollywood from 2017.
Aiyaary actor Rakul Preet Singh was summoned by ED on Friday because of her alleged connection with a money laundering and drugs racket case of South film industry. The case also involved the names of director of Puri Jagannadh and actor Rana Daggubati, who were alleged to have connections with drugs racket. Their names were highlighted after the arrest of singer Calvin Mascarenhas and two other people by Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise Department in 2017 possessing Rs 30 lakhs worth of drugs like MDMA and LSD.
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ED Summons Rakul Preet Singh For Questioning
Rakul Preet Singh was reportedly summoned on December 16 by ED in connection with 2017 money laundering and drugs racket case of Tollywood. The actor was also summoned by ED regarding the same case in 2021 as well and was questioned for six hours by the officials. The actor has not yet said anything about the development of the case or her alleged connection with it. ED has requested the actor to appear before it for questioning on December 19.
The Special Investigation Team named 11 other actors from the Telugu industry that were alleged to be associated with the racket including Charmee Kaur, Ravi Teja and Navdeep. It was found that the racket had around 1000 clients ranging from executives and officials working in MNC’s and IT companies employees in Hyderabad to actors and even students from the schools and colleges in the city.
Actor Daggubati and director Jagannadh had clearly said that they did not have any connection with the racket and did not indulge in consumption of any type of drugs. The case is still under investigation after 5 years as the ED is looking for concrete evidence to prove the involvement of the actors in the case and to find the possible roots of racket.