Hyderabad drug racket: Kajal Aggarwal 'shocked and appalled' at her manager's arrest

IANS

Jul,25 2017 17:09 35 IST

Hyderabad: Leading actress Kajal Aggarwal on 25 July said she was shocked by the arrest of her manager in connection with a drug racket. Her manager Puttkar Ronson Joseph alias Johny Joseph alias Ronnie was arrested from his house in Manikonda here on Monday by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the racket. Officials said narcotic substances were recovered from his possession.

Kajal Aggarwal. Image from Twitter.

Kajal Aggarwal. Image from Twitter.

Kajal said in a post on the social media that she doesn't support any activity which is detrimental to the society. "I am absolutely shocked and appalled about this whole incident with Ronnie. I'm in zero support of this and any behavior that is detrimental to the hygiene of our society. Having said that, just because I care for people who run errands for me does not imply that I can control their personal lives/choices," Kajal said in the statement on Twitter.

"My parents have always managed my career and with everyone else from my industry, I share an extremely professional/cordial relationship. I'm unaware of their whereabouts and activities once their professional duties with regard to me are completed," she added.

The SIT of Prohibition and Excise Department of Telangana has so far arrested 19 persons in connection with the drug racket. The investigating team is currently questioning Telugu film industry personalities for their alleged links with the main accused, Calvin Mascrenhas. It questioned six celebrities since last week. The SIT has served notice on 12 celebrities, summoning them for questioning.

Actors Ravi Teja, Charmme Kaur and Mumaith Khan are scheduled to be quizzed this week.