Tollywood drug racket: Officials visit Daggubati Suresh Babu's studio over 'suspicious parcel'
In a continued effort to investigate the Hyderabad drug racket, officials from the Excise department visited the Ramanaidu Studios on Wednesday, 2 August. The objective of this visit was to check the contents of a parcel that was delivered to the studio from abroad on Tuesday, 1 August.
This studio is owned by Daggubati Suresh Babu, a film producer and the father of Baahubali star Rana Daggubati. Speaking to Hyderabad Times, Suresh Babu said that he had co-operated with the excise officials and showed them what the parcel contained. "I had ordered this equipment which is a back rest for my seat. That's all there is to it. The officials came, checked the parcel and left. It's a frivolous issue really," he added.
It is being reported that the parcel was couriered from Dubai, and it was checked by circle inspector Ms. Kana-kadurga. In seven different drug cases, it was found that peddlers were sourcing drugs from European countries through courier services. Consequently, enforcement officials sent notices to these courier services, asking them to increase surveillance.
In July, Daggubati Suresh Babu denied rumours that he or his sons Rana and Abhiram were involved in the Hyderabad drug racket, and clarified that his family had not been served notices by officials.