At least 70 phone numbers of high-profile people, including actors and people associated with the Tollywood, as well as TV stars and business executives, among others, have been found in the contact list of the cell phone seized from Calvin Mascaranhes and Zeeshan, the alleged kingpin of the massive drug racket busted earlier this month in Hyderabad.
While the official list of all the celebrities involved is not yet released, but the report suggests that Puri Jagannadh, Ravi Teja, Geeta Madhuri’s husband Nandu, Thanish, Navdeep, Charmi, Mumaith Khan and others are also included in the list.
Calvin and Zeeshan are suspected to be the main suppliers to Tollywood. Officials claimed that some people associated with the film industry in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka may also be on their client list.
In an attempt to take the case of drug peddling in the city to its logical end, Prohibition and Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal on Saturday sought the help of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in curbing the menace once and for all. Union Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya said that he would discuss with the Union Home Minister about the drug racket.
Akun Sabharwal along with couple of excise officials, met NCB Zonal Director S K Sinha and other officials at Attapur, and shared the details related to drugs case.