In recent update of Hyderabad Drug Case today Telugu actor Tarun appeared before SIT for investigation. The Telugu actor Tarun reached Abkari Bhavan, the office of Prohibition and Excise Department of Telangana at around 10 am with his father, Chakrapani. SIT officials sustained inquiring Tollywood celebrities for a fourth successive day. Tarun, one of the 12 celebrities to be served up notice by SIT, has by now denied taking drugs or having relations with the accused arrested in the case. The celebrities were called for questioning as their contact numbers were found in the call information of Calvin Mascarenhas, the key player of the racket.
Yesterday, Penmetsa Subbaraju, who performed the twin shaded role of Kumara Verma, brother in law of Devasena in epic Baahubali the Conclusion was cross-examined by investigation officers for about 13 hours. He was the third Tollywood artist who in the row to be inquired the SIT officers at the SIT office in Nampally. As per Akun Sabharwal, Excise Enforcement Director who spoke to media throughout a short break given to Subbaraju alleged that the actor is helping. “He has information that could confirm essential for the current investigation. The questioning will carry on. Though I can’t reveal any more information,” Akun supposed.
Actors Ravi Teja, Nandu, Navdeep, actresses Charmee Kaur, art director Chinna and Mumaith Khan are among the other celebrities who will be questioned following week. The enforcement wing of the department has so far detained 13 accused, counting US citizen Dundu Anish, an aerospace engineer who had previously worked with the NASA, and seven B.Tech graduates, most of whom were functioning for MNCs.
On Thursday also, SIT begun their examination with Tollywood cinematographer Shyam K. Naidu. The SIT queried Naidu a day after questioning director Puri Jagannadh for over 10 hours for his suspected links with the accused. The SIT also collected hair, blood and nail samples from the director to uncover out if he was using drugs.