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Sabharwal going on leave amidst drug probe raises many an eyebrow

Sabharwal going on leave amidst drug probe raises many an eyebrow

This raised eyebrow as he was going on vacation when the Tollywood individuals who received notices in the Drugs case will be probed by the Special Investigation team. When this was highlighted in the media, Akun Sabharwal appeared on the scene to put an end to further speculations in the matter.Though Akun Sabharwal was lying low while dealing with the media with regard to the investigations in the drug racket, he was forced to come onto the scene once again when the SIT established a link between the drug mafia and the film industry.

Enforcement director Dr Akun Sabharwal, who reviewed the case at his office here on Thursday, chose to call people from Tollywood for questioning in the case. He told The Sunday Guardian that the cops have a right to call anyone to collect information in the case.

Although Sabharwal denied to having any sort of pressure from the govt. he was reportedly caught telling different reasons for his leave during his interaction to different channels. About 12 Tollywood personalities including some leading actors and producers were also summoned to personally appear before the excise enforcement directorate nearly during the same period from July 17 to 29. All the names who involved have officially revealed soon.

While the official list of all the celebrities involved is not yet released, a Times of India report suggests that Geeta Madhuri's husband Nandu, Thanish, Navdeep, Charmi, Mumaith Khan and others are also included in the list along with the famous Telugu actor Ravi Teja.




Stung by the charges of drug abuse and peddling in the Telugu film industry, some seniors of MAA (Movie Artistes' Association, an umbrella body representing different trades in the film industry) have come out against drug use by anyone in the industry. "The acts of a tiny number of people-20 to 30-should not be allowed to damage the reputation of us all", said Suresh Babu.

Regarding his plan to go on leave, Mr. Sabharwal clarified that he had planned the leave much in advance and it had nothing to do with the drug cases.

"In view of the importance of the drugs case, I'm postponing my leave till completion of the inquiry", Dr Sabharwal said in an official statement.


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