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Tollywood-drug mafia link: Police gathering evidence

Days after exposing the alleged Telugu film industry-mafia link, the city police were collecting evidence against suspected high-profile drug addicts.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2010 00:03 IST
PTI

Days after exposing the alleged Telugu film industry-mafia link, the city police were collecting evidence against suspected high-profile drug addicts.

Arrest of four persons, including a Nigerian, Chima Clement alias Victor, here last week, had exposed the Tollywood-drug mafia link, police said.

Investigations into the case were on and it would take some more time to gather concrete evidence to enable the police to nab the drug-addicts, a senior police officer said.

Another police officer, who was part of the probe, said the reports in media that Clement's diary contained names and cellphone numbers of those from the Tollywood and children of rich and influential families were not "authenticate".

He, however, said police would like to take Clement into custody and interrogate him further to know the source of the narcotics and other details.

Clement was arrested on charge of supplying cocaine to three persons - D Naresh, a businessman, and B Raghunatha Raju and B Bharath Raju, brothers of popular Telugu actor Ravi Teja.

The four were nabbed from the posh Jubilee Hills area on the night of August 19 and 40 gram of cocaine was allegedly seized from them, police had said.

First Published: Aug 24, 2010 00:02 IST