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Hyderabad drug bust: Telugu actor Tarun appears before SIT for questioning

Telangana’s excise department had issued notices under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act against 12 Tollywood personalities.

telangana Updated: Jul 22, 2017 15:18 IST
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A drugs racket was busted in Hyderabad on July 2.(AFP File Photo / Representational)

Telugu actor Tarun appeared on Saturday before the Telangana excise department’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) for questioning in connection with a drug trade racket that was busted in Hyderabad.

The star is among 12 Tollywood personalities, including actors, filmmakers and producers, against whom the department had last week issued notices under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, asking them to appear before the SIT.

Actor P Subbaraju appears before Telangana excise officers in Hyderabad on Friday. (PTI)

SIT sleuths on Friday grilled actor Subbaraju for over 10 hours in connection with the cases registered after it busted the racket on July 2.

Prohibition and excise commissioner RV Chandravadan said the investigators were expecting some “important clues” from Subbaraju’s questioning.

So far, the SIT has questioned film director Puri Jagannadh and cinematographer Shyam K Naidu besides Subbaraju.

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 15:14 IST