SIT notices to 12 including Tollywood heroes, heroin in drug mafia case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Jul 2017 10:21:32


HYDERABAD,

July 14,

(UNI),

THE Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Prohibition and Excise Department, which is investigating the sensational drug racket busted in the city recently, has issued notices to at least 12 persons in Tollywood including heroes, one heroin and a director, to appear before it from July 19 to 27 in the drug mafia case. Police have identified these 12 from the film industry through the call lists of the phones of Kelvin and other drugs mafia members arrested earlier, according to SIT officials here on Friday.

The SIT, along with the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC), has so far nabbed 14 people for their alleged involvement in supplying drugs that were brought through courier from other countries.  Issuing summon notices to film industry persons, Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal asked them appear before it personally, if not warned arrest. He said the people from Tollywood were identified based on the call data of the mobiles of the accused already arrested in the case.

The accused were selling drugs to the students of several schools and colleges in Hyderabad. Officials said the material  gathered so far during the investigation indicate that Tollywood personalities were using cocaine, LSD, MDMA and other drugs. Those identified reportedly include two popular male and a female actor and a leading director. the officials said. The Movie Artists’ Association (MAA) has warned the artists against drug abuse and asked them to mend their ways.

Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce President D. Suresh Babu said that we would extend full support in the drug mafia investigation and we would conduct awareness camps on drugs.  Director-General of Police Anurag Sharma on Wednesday said the department would strive hard to make the city free from drugs. Interacting with media persons, he said the assistance of the City Police Task Force wing and the Intelligence Department would be taken to nail the suppliers.  “We will issue instructions to all Superintendents of Police and Commissioners in the districts as well to deal firmly with drug racketeers,” he added.