The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of the country will launch its interrogation into the sensational four-year-old drug trafficking case from Tuesday.
The sleuths of the agency will interrogate ace director Puri Jagannath on the first day of the investigation.
The ED has already sent notices to 12 Tollywood celebrities
. It has also issued notices to 50 others in connection with the case.
Excise department officials had already interrogated the persons who have been served notices by the ED. The officials had found proof of international monetary transactions where money had been sent out of the country for the purchase of drugs.
Meanwhile the officials of the ED have also gathered more information about the case from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the excise department of Telangana.
The ED's interrogations will begin on August 31 and will continue till September 22.
Apart from Puri Jagannath, other celebrities who have received summons include actors Rana Daggubati, Rakul Preet Singh, Charmme Kaur, Ravi Teja, and Mumaith Khan. These members of the Tollywood fraternity were first questioned by the SIT in 2017 for their suspected involvement in the high end drug racket. As part of the investigations, the SIT had also collected hair and nail samples of 62 suspects including these celebrities.