Actress Mumaith Khan on Wednesday appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in reference to a cash laundering probe linked to drug case which had rocked Tollywood in 2017. Mumaith had rocked within the 2003 blockbuster “Munna Bhai MBBS” within the merchandise track “Dekh Le” reverse Jimmy Shergill. The actress who is understood for her merchandise numbers in South Indian movies, reached the ED workplace round 10 a.m. in response to the summons issued by the company. She is more likely to be questioned by the ED sleuths about her suspected monetary transactions and if she attended events held at ‘F’ Membership, which was as soon as owned by actor Navdeep.
The ED grilled Navdeep and a former normal supervisor of the membership on Monday. Director Puri Jagannadh and actors Charmee Kaur, Rakul Preet Singh, Nandu, Daggubati Rana, Ravi Teja and Navdeep had been different Tollywood personalities questioned. The company additionally grilled Ravi Teja’s driver and aide Srinivas. They had been all grilled for 8-10 hours every.
Mumaith Khan is the seventh individual from Telugu movie trade to look earlier than the ED because it started questioning on August 31 in cash laundering probe in reference to a high-end medicine racket busted by Telangana’s prohibition and excise division. Actor Ravi Teja and his driver and aide Srinivas had appeared earlier than the ED officers on September 9. Navdeep is taken into account an in depth buddy of Ravi Teja.
The questioning was believed to be round their suspicious monetary transactions with these concerned in drug case. The ED had final month issued notices to a couple of dozen individuals related to Tollywood as a part of a cash laundering probe linked to the case associated to the smuggling of ‘Class A’ narcotic substances, together with LSD and MDMA.
The ED officers additionally questioned prime accused Calvin Mascarenhas and two different accused Abdul Quddus and Abdul Wahed.
Actors Tanish and Tarun have additionally been summoned by the ED in connection the medicine racket which was busted with the arrest of drug peddlers in 2017.
The medicine racket was busted on July 2, 2017 when customs officers arrested Calvin Mascarenhas, a musician, and two others and seized medicine value Rs 30 lakh from their possession.
That they had reportedly instructed the investigators that they’re supplying medicine to movie celebrities, software program engineers, and even college students of some company colleges. Cellular numbers of some Tollywood celebrities had been allegedly discovered of their contact lists.
The excise division had constituted SIT for a complete probe. A complete of 12 circumstances had been registered, 30 individuals had been arrested whereas 62 people together with 11 individuals related with Tollywood had been examined by the SIT underneath part 67 of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and part 161 of Legal Process Code.
An American, a South African and a Netherlands nationwide had been amongst these arrested. The SIT had collected blood, hair, nail and different samples from a few of those that appeared earlier than it for query and despatched them for evaluation.
The SIT filed chargesheet in eight out of 12 circumstances. It, nonetheless, gave clear chit to the movie personalities who had been questioned as a part of the investigation.