Tollywood actor Pallapolu Navdeep on Tuesday appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Hyderabad for questioning relating to an alleged drug trafficking case. He arrived on the ED’s regional workplace within the morning, the place he was questioned by central company officers about monetary transactions associated to the case. Navdeep had acquired a summons from the ED, which prompted his look for questioning. This isn’t the primary time he has been concerned in investigations associated to alleged drug actions in Tollywood.
Beforehand, the Telangana State Narcotics Bureau (TSNAB) had interrogated Navdeep on September 23, specializing in his alleged connections with drug peddlers who had been not too long ago arrested. Throughout that questioning, investigators reportedly offered Name Particulars Information and WhatsApp conversations between Navdeep and an individual named Ram Chand. Navdeep had cooperated with the investigators in the course of the earlier questioning, and he emphasised that the CDR particulars from the previous 7 to eight years have been collected and analyzed. Following this, he was allowed to depart.
TSNAB, together with Gudimalkapur police, had final month arrested 11 individuals together with three Nigerians and seized medicine from them.
It is price noting that Navdeep had denied any involvement in drug-related actions and had sought anticipatory bail from the Telangana Excessive Court docket, which directed the police to not take any coercive motion in opposition to him however allowed them to query him with a discover. The TSNAB subsequently issued him a discover underneath 41A of Prison Process Code.
Navdeep has beforehand been questioned by regulation enforcement companies, together with the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) of Telangana’s Prohibition of Excise division in 2017 and the Enforcement Directorate in 2021, in reference to the identical high-profile medicine case. The SIT had cleared a number of celebrities of any wrongdoing within the case.
Navdeep’s involvement in these investigations has drawn vital consideration, given his standing as a Tollywood actor.