Hyderabad: Actress Mumaith Khan appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) right here on Wednesday as a part of a cash laundering probe in reference to a high-end drugs racket that was busted within the metropolis in 2017.
Mumaith is the eighth individual from the Telugu movie business (Tollywood) to seem before the ED, which has summoned over 10 personalities, together with administrators and actors.
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Since August 31 this 12 months famous filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, actresses Charmee Kaur and Rakul Preet Singh, actors Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja and P Navdeep have up to now appeared before the central company.
Apart from Telugu films, Mumaith, who is understood for her merchandise numbers, has additionally appeared in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada movies.
On July 2, 2017 the Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise division, had busted the drug racket by arresting a three-member gang together with Calvin Mascrenhas, a musician, for allegedly peddling narcotic drugs resembling LSD and MDMA.
Calvin was additionally questioned by the ED not too long ago.
Subsequently, a number of circumstances associated to the drug trafficking had been registered and over 20 individuals had been arrested together with a US citizen, who was a former aerospace engineer and had labored with the NASA, moreover seven B.Tech diploma holders employed with multi-national corporations right here.
The names of some Tollywood personalities surfaced throughout the interrogation of individuals arrested in reference to the drug racket.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Prohibition and Excise division, as a part of its investigation had additionally probed the alleged drug hyperlinks with Tollywood, and had then questioned 11 individuals related to the Telugu movie business together with actors and administrators moreover the motive force of one of many actors.
The investigators suspected that movie personalities, staff of MNCs, college and faculty college students had been among the many gang’s shoppers.
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