At least 15 personalities from the Telugu film industry are suspected to be involved in the sensational drug racket busted in Hyderabad last week, officials said on Thursday. Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal on Thursday said some more people from the industry were identified for suspected substance abuse.
He said the people from Tollywood were identified based on the call data of the mobiles of the accused already arrested in the case.
The accused were selling drugs to the students of several schools and colleges in Hyderabad.
Officials said the material gathered so far during the investigation indicate that Tollywood personalities were using cocaine, LSD, MDMA and other drugs.
Those identified reportedly include two popular male and a female actor and a leading director. The husband of a popular musician is also said to be involved.
The officials are trying to find out if they were also involved in drug peddling.
The Movie Artists’ Association (MAA) has warned the artists against drug abuse and asked them to mend their ways.