Telugu young hero Tanish came to the special investigation team (SIT) of Telangana’s excise department on Monday as part of an ongoing probe into a high-end drug racket busted by it.
Tanish is one of the 12 celebrities, including directors and actors from the Telugu cinema industry, to be summoned by the SIT in connection with the case.
The SIT sleuths yesterday questioned Srinivasa Rao, who had earlier worked as a driver with popular actor Ravi Teja. Teja was asked for nearly nine hours on July 28.
Throughout the inquiry into the drug racket that was busted on July 2, names of many members of the Telugu cinema industry had cropped up, the SIT had said. Since July 19, the SIT has questioned filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu, actors P Subba Raju, Tarun Kumar, P Navdeep and Ravi Teja, art director Dharma Rao alias Chinna, and actresses Charmi Kaur and Mumaith Khan.