Rakul Preet Singh appears before ED in 2017 drug case


Actress Rakul Preet Singh on Friday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with the sensational racket of supplying high-end narcotics racket that was busted in Hyderabad in 2017. Rakul reached the ED office here around 9.10 a.m., an hour before the scheduled time.

She is the third Tollywood personality being questioned by the ED. Director Puri Jagannadh was questioned for nearly 10 hours on Tuesday while actor Charmme Kaur was quizzed for about eight hours on Thursday. Both Puri and Charmme were reportedly questioned about the suspected links with Calvin Mascarenhas, a key accused in the case.

The ED has summoned around 10 Tollywood celebrities in connection with the drug case, which was busted by the Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department, for supplying high-end narcotics such as LSD and MDMA.

Actors Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, Ravi Teja, Charmme Kaur, Navdeep, Mumaith Khan and director Puri Jagannath have been asked to appear before ED between August 31 and September 22. Tanish, Nandu, actor Ravi Teja's driver Srinivas are also among those summoned in connection with the drugs racket.