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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly issued summons to South Indian film industry celebrities including Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja in relation to a 4-year-old drugs case, sources informed. The summons to the actors came in relation to alleged money laundering via drug trafficking. Additionally, the ED has also summoned top Tollywood director Puri Jagannadh on August 31.
As per sources, ED has summoned the celebs to appear for questioning from September 2 to 22. Rakul Preet Singh has been asked to appear on September 6 and Rana Daggubati on September 8 and Ravi Teja on September 9. In June 2017, authorities in Hyderabad busted a drug racket in which about 1,000 students from leading private schools and colleges in the city were allegedly found using high-end drugs
The racket also exposed that the dealers allegedly supplied drugs to several prominent personalities from the Telugu film industry. This included prominent names like popular director Puri Jagannadh and actor Ravi Teja, who were summoned and questioned by authorities after their names cropped up in the call data of Calvin Mascarenhas, the alleged kingpin of the drug racket. However, the case against the actors was not proceeded by the SIT department due to the lack of evidence.
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