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Tollywood drug bust SIT to file charge sheet soon


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Tollywood drug bust SIT to file charge sheet soon

2018-02-10 20:13:17

Tollywood drug bust SIT to file charge sheet soon

The News Bureau

In a major development in the Hyderabad drug racket that was uncovered in 2017, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has sent the report of five samples for examination by a court. The five samples are a part of the total 11 samples that were sent for examination by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana's Prohibition and Excise Department, which was probing the case.

Top offcials of the SIT had earlier said that they were awaiting the forensic reports, to file the charge sheet.In June 2017, a sensational racket busted by authorities found that about 1,000 students of leading private schools and colleges in the city were using high-end drugs such as LSD and MDMA. Some of them were as young as 13.

The racket also exposed the dark underbelly of Tollywood, as the dealers were also supplying drugs to several personalities from the Telugu industry.Director Puri Jagannadh and actor Ravi Teja were among those who received notices from the Excise department, and questioned by the SIT.

Others including actor P Navdeep, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu, character artist Subbaraju, and singer Ananda Krishna Nandu were also summoned, besides female actors like Charmee Kaur and Mumaith Khan.

Their names cropped up when the SIT found a trail in the call data of Caalvin Mascarenhas, the kingpin of the busted drug racket.The Movie Artists' Association (MAA) had earlier warned the artists against drug abuse and asked them to mend their ways.

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Tollywood drug bust SIT to file charge sheet soon

2018-02-10 20:13:17

The News Bureau

In a major development in the Hyderabad drug racket that was uncovered in 2017, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has sent the report of five samples for examination by a court. The five samples are a part of the total 11 samples that were sent for examination by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana's Prohibition and Excise Department, which was probing the case.

Top offcials of the SIT had earlier said that they were awaiting the forensic reports, to file the charge sheet.In June 2017, a sensational racket busted by authorities found that about 1,000 students of leading private schools and colleges in the city were using high-end drugs such as LSD and MDMA. Some of them were as young as 13.

The racket also exposed the dark underbelly of Tollywood, as the dealers were also supplying drugs to several personalities from the Telugu industry.Director Puri Jagannadh and actor Ravi Teja were among those who received notices from the Excise department, and questioned by the SIT.

Others including actor P Navdeep, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu, character artist Subbaraju, and singer Ananda Krishna Nandu were also summoned, besides female actors like Charmee Kaur and Mumaith Khan.

Their names cropped up when the SIT found a trail in the call data of Caalvin Mascarenhas, the kingpin of the busted drug racket.The Movie Artists' Association (MAA) had earlier warned the artists against drug abuse and asked them to mend their ways.