ED suspects money laundering in Tollywood


A few days ago, when ED officials served notices on people in Tollywood asking them to appear before the agency for questioning, excise department officials, particularly the special ops team (SOT), gave a proper rating to the people of Tollywood. — Representation image/DC

HYDERABAD: Days after the High Court ordered the Telangana government to submit details of the Tollywood drug case and its FIRs, indictment and forensic reports, Department of Justice officials enforcement (ED) reportedly wrote to the Excise Department requesting information regarding the Tollywood drug case. .

ED officials strongly suspect the money laundering aspect of the Tollywood drug case and the agency is likely to re-investigate the Tollywood drug case. ED officials have already questioned more than 10 Tollywood actors, actresses, directors and motorists of an actor for making financial transactions with drug dealers.

A pub manager, who was involved in drug dealing, allegedly transferred huge amounts to peddlers in the form of hawala. ED officials, who have obtained leads in the case, have asked excise officers to submit full reports as soon as possible for the agency to pursue the matter further.

A few days ago, when ED officials served notices on people in Tollywood asking them to appear before the agency for questioning, excise department officials, particularly the special ops team (SOT), gave a proper rating to the people of Tollywood. During the interrogation, ED officials obtained details on the money laundering component.

The Excise Officers SOT recorded a total of 12 cases related to the Tollywood drug case and filed indictments in eight cases.

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