Tollywood actor Tanish appeared before 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.
He is among the 12 personalities, including directors and actors from the Telugu film industry, to be summoned by the SIT in connection with the case.
The SIT sleuths yesterday grilled Srinivasa Rao, who had earlier worked as a driver with popular actor Ravi Teja. Teja was questioned for nearly nine hours on July 28.
During the investigation into the drug racket that was busted on July 2, names of many members of the Telugu film 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.