SIT To Interrogate Actor Tanish Today:- The SIT sleuths of Telangana’s excise department are going to investigate actor Tanish today, as part of an ongoing probe into a high-end drug racket busted by it.
A senior excise official said, he is among the 12 personalities, including directors and actors from the Telugu film industry, to be summoned by the SIT in connection with the case. “Tanish Alladi is to appear before the SIT on July 31.”
On Saturday, the SIT officials grilled Srinivasa Rao, who had earlier worked as driver with popular actor Ravi Teja. On July 28, Teja was questioned for nearly nine hours.
The SIT had said the names of many members of the Telugu film industry had cropped up, during the investigation. Since July 19, the SIT, had questioned filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu, actors P Subba Raju, Tarun Kumar, P Navdeep and Ravi Teja, art director Dharma Rao alias Chinna, and actresses Charmi Kaur and Mumaith Khan.
So far, around 20 individuals have been arrested by the excise officials, including US citizen Dundu Anish, a former aerospace engineer who has worked with the NASA, Dutch national Mike Kamminga, and seven B Tech degree holders employed with multi-national companies in Hyderabad. The high-end drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) were being supplied under the deadly racket. The investigators suspect that the gang’s business included nearly 1,000 customers, including students of various city-based schools and colleges, people associated with Tollywood, senior officials of MNCs and employees of IT firms in Cyberabad.
Some disturbing facts were revealed in the investigations about the use of drugs by schools and college students, a senior excise official said.
Excise Minister T Padma Rao Goud earlier said, “the department had served notices to 13 IT companies and that suspected employees will be called for questioning after gathering sufficient proof.” Orders were placed by the racketeers through ‘Darknet’ and the drugs were delivered by couriers including from overseas, the officials had said. Darknet is a restricted online network used for illegal activities.