Actor Rakul Preet Singh appears before ED

Actress Rakul Preet Singh appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Hyderabad on Friday after being summoned as part of a money laundering probe in connection with a high-end drugs racket that was busted in the city in 2017.

The ED had earlier summoned over 10 Tollywood (Telugu film industry) personalities in connection with the sensational racket of supplying high-end narcotics such as LSD and MDMA, that was busted by the Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department. The ED had already grilled Telugu director Puri Jagannadh and actress Charmee Kaur in the same case. The drug racket was exposed in July 2017 and several cases related to drug trafficking were registered and over 20 people were arrested including a US citizen, who was a former aerospace engineer and had worked with the NASA, a Dutch national, a South African national besides seven B.Tech degree holders employed with multi-national companies hin Hyderabad. The names of some Tollywood personalities came out during the interrogation of people arrested in connection with the racket. 12 big names from the industry including Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Puri Jagannad, Navdeep and others have been summoned by the agency for questioning. Many of these personalities were previously questioned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department.