Bigg Boss Telugu contestant Mumaith Khan was granted a day’s permission from the house to travel to Hyderabad for appearing before the SIT in connection with the ongoing drugs case. Mumaith was one of the celebrities from Tollywood who was served a notice to appear before the excise department for questioning on the drugs case.
A few days ago, it has been rumoured that Mumaith Khan was served a notice to appear before the SIT. Before she entered the Bigg Boss house, the popular item girl clarified that she had no role in the drug scandal and she had not received any notice. She had requested the media to clarify with her before publishing any news about her.
A four-member team of officials began questioning the actor at Abkari Bhavan, the office of prohibition and excise department, around 10 am.
Names of some members of the Telugu film industry had cropped up during the investigation into the drug racket case that was busted here on July 2, the SIT had said earlier.
So far, it has questioned art director Dharma Rao alias Chinna, filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu and actors P Subba Raju, Tarun Kumar and P Navdeep.
The SIT suspects that the racketeers supplied high-end ‘party drugs’ such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA, also known as ecstasy) to film personalities, employees of multi-national companies and school and college students in the city, among others.
Meanwhile, actor Charmme Kaur on Wednesday appeared before the SIT.
Charmme is the seventh person from the Telugu film industry to appear before the SIT. The team has summoned 12 persons from the film industry, including directors and actors, for questioning in the case.
On Tuesday, the Hyderabad high court had rejected her plea that she should be questioned in the presence of her lawyer.
The HC, however, directed the SIT to question her in the presence of women officers between 10 am and 5 pm.
Also, her blood, hair and nail samples should not be collected without her consent, the court added.
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