After several Tollywood celebrities were questioned by the special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the drugs case, young actor Tanish Alladi appeared before the officials for questioning. Tanish was among the celebrities list who were served notices to appear for questioning in the drugs case. The investigating officials are said to have found the contact details of all these celebrities in the mobile phones of the arrested persons, Zeeshan and Calvin, and proceeded to question them in connection with drugs case.
Tanish reached the Excise Department office at 10 AM today and the officials of the SIT were questioning Tanish about the allegations that he takes drugs and also has links with the peddlers arrested in the case. Tanish is the 10th artist to be grilled by the SIT, which has so far questioned top actors like Ravi Teja, Charmme Kaur and leading director Puri Jagannadh.
Before Tanish, actors Ravi Teja, Charmme Kaur, Navdeep, Subbaraju, art director Chinna and director Puri Jagannadh were questioned by the SIT officials for long hours and tried to dig deep into their alleged links with the drug peddlers. Their names cropped up during the investigations when SIT allegedly found their contact numbers in the call data of Calvin Mascrenhas, said to be the kingpin of the racket.
A segment of Tollywood alleged that the industry is being unfairly targeted, but the Telangana government denied it. It pointed out that SIT questioned several people from other walks of life. The Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao has assured the film industry that those using drugs would be treated as victims and not as accused but sought their help in identifying the peddlers.