Top film heroines high on cocaine.
Tollywood in Hyderabad is a vice den. If you had suspicions about this earlier then Hyderabad police commissioner A K Khan confirmed it on Friday [20-8-2010] in an open press conference. “There is widespread abuse of hard drugs in Tollywood. The lists of 65 cocaine users that we have include top film heroines, entrepreneurs and students from affluent families. Among the places drugs are sold are the premises of nine leading pubs in the city,” Khan told incredulous newspersons.
“We are keeping a watch on them and if they don’t mend their ways, it is just a matter of time before we catch them red-handed,” he warned. Khan had called for the press conference after the arrest of the two brothers of film actor Ravi Teja and a Nigerian peddler on Thursday night.
According to the commissioner, intelligence gathering had been stepped up following recent arrest of four cocaine supplying gangs and it was realised from their confessions that there are several cocaine peddlers in the city and a huge number of users.
Khan said, “We have information about drug abuse at nine such places and once we collect evidence, the managers will be behind the bars and the establishments shut down.” Asked to name the pubs, he said “think of the names of the top ones and you will know the names”.
“Not just supply of cocaine… spiking of drinks with certain drugs and tablets in certain pubs is very high which might prove dangerous for the female customers,” Khan said.
Meanwhile, those arrested for possession of cocaine on Thursday night near Green Mosque on Banjara Hills Road, namely actor Ravi Teja’s brothers B Raghunatha Raju alias Raghu Babu, 34, and Bharath Raju, 36, their friend, D Naresh, 40, and Nigerian peddler Chima Clement, 45, were presented before the media on Friday. A team of west zone police first nabbed Chima and through him caught the trio.
Junior Vikatan in its issue dated 29-8-2010 says that Actress Trisha expressed that I don’t know how that Nigerian youth got my Phone Number and I have no dealings in hard drugs and I am not having any habit of using hard drugs and this news is due to the enmity by seeing my growth.
We request that Tamil Nadu Police must also take stringent action in eradicating hard drug use by people in whatever position they are.