Actor Ravi Teja appears before ED in drugs case

Ravi Teja is among the over 10 Telugu film industry personalities, including actors and directors, to be summoned by the ED.

A day after actor Rana Daggubati was grilled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a high-end drugs and money laundering case, popular actor Ravi Teja and his driver Srinivas, appeared on Thursday before the agency for questioning. Hewas asked to produce his bank statements. He is likely to he questioned by the agency till evening.

Ravi Teja is among 10 Tollywood personalities and two private persons summoned by the ED as part of the ongoing money laundering probe in connection with a drugs racket busted in the city in 2017.

Starting August 31, filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, his business partner and actor Charmme Kaur, Rakul Preet Singh, Nandu and Rana Daggubati appeared before the agency after summons were issued to them.

Ravi Teja was questioned by the Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department sleuths back in 2017 too, after the racket was busted. It followed the arrest of several people, including an American, a South African and a Netherlands National. The US national was a former aerospace engineer who worked with NASA.

The drug racket involved supplying high-end drugs such as LSD MDMA. The central agency has also questioned Calvin Mascrenhas, a musician and the alleged mastermind of the three-member drug supplying gang arrested by the Excise sleuths in 2017.


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