Drug trafficking police arrested Kelvin, a South African drug smuggler, in 2017 on a charge of drug trafficking in the Telugu film world. They also seized drugs worth Rs 10 lakh. Kelvin testified that drugs were sold to actor-actresses by Pius. A special investigation team was set up to investigate the case and 30 people were arrested. 11 of them are close to the Telugu film industry.
62 were interrogated. The Enforcement Department also conducted a separate investigation as it was revealed that several crores were handed over in the drug case. The Enforcement Department has summoned 12 people from the film industry, including Telugu actresses Ragulpreet Singh, Charmi, Mumtaz Khan, Telugu actors Rana, Ravi Teja, Navdeep and director Puri Jagannath.
The summons said that Rahul Preet Singh would appear in person on the 6th of next month, Rana on the 8th and Ravi Teja on the 9th. None of the actor-actresses has so far been included in the indictment for drug use.