ED summons Rakul Preet Singh in drugs-related money laundering case
ED has questioned people from the Telugu film industry in the case and Rakul’s involvement in the Telugu films as well as in the case has become the reason for the summon.
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in a drugs-related money laundering case. ED has questioned people from the Telugu film industry in the case and Rakul’s involvement in the Telugu films as well as in the case has become the reason for the summon. The actress was previously questioned by the investigating agency on September 3, 2021.
Bharat Rashtra Samithi (earlier TRS) MLA Pilot Rohith Reddy, who was a complainant in the MLA poaching case, has also been summoned by the probe agency. Pilot Rohith Reddy and two others are alleged to attend a party in Bengaluru, hosted by a film personality three years ago where, reportedly, drugs were used.
The drugs case came into the limelight in July 2017 when the customs department seized drugs worth Rs 30 lakh from musician Calvin Mascarenhas. Ravi Teja, Navdeep, Rana Daggubati, Charmee Kaur, Mumaith Khan and Tarun were among the Tollywood celebrities previously summoned by the ED.
As per an ED official, most of the celebrities are being called for interrogation as they are considered to be a witness in the case. Telangana Excise and Prohibition department filed 12 cases and 11 chargesheets, naming eight people involved in drug trafficking.
On the work front, Rakul Preet was last seen in ‘Doctor G’ alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. She will next be seen in ‘Chhatriwali’, which will release on OTT. Rakul also has ‘Ayalaan’ and ‘Indian 2’ in the pipeline.