Mumaith Comes Under Intense Grilling In Drugs Case
Hyderabad: Actress Mumaith Khan, who is known more for her item numbers in the film world than acting, would not have imagined the kind of interrogation she may have to go through when sleuths of the Special Investigation Team inquiring into the infamous drugs case bombarded her with questions on Thursday.
According to sources, the actress was initially asked about her links with popular director Puri Jagannadh, actress Charmy and Calvin Mascarenhas, who is the main accused in the drugs case. Then, the officials grilled her about her relationship with Puri and why she went to foreign countries when she was only an item dancer.
Why had she left Hyderabad to settle in Mumbai? Why does she visit Goa festival every month and what does she do there? How many times had she gone to pubs of Tarun and Navdeep? And, finally, does she do drugs?
The interrogation of Mumaith Khan went on for six-and-a-half hours but concluded before 5 pm on Thursday, in accordance with directions given by the Hyderabad High Court in case of Charmy on Tuesday. Mumaith left the office without speaking or looking at the media.
The actress was also told that she will be summoned again if necessary.
SIT officials are questioning witnesses after procuring all the evidence needed to grill them. It is learnt that even Charmy was shown such evidence when she lied or tried to evade answers. More: Will SIT Nail Ravi Teja In Drugs Case?
Meanwhile, officials of the SIT had initially faced difficulties in summoning Mumaith Khan, as they could not place their hands on her address. They issued her a notice when they realised that the actress was taking part in the reality show Bigg Boss at Pune.
Mumaith Khan then took permission from the show’s organisers and reached the Hyderabad Airport on Wednesday night. She avoided the waiting media at the airport by covering her face to prevent anyone from recognising her. She stayed at Novotel Hotel in Shamshabad before arriving at the SIT office on Thursday morning.
SIT’s interrogation of film celebrities started with director Puri Jagannadh. His grilling was followed by questioning of cinematographer Syam K Naidu, actors Subbaraju, Tarun and Navdeep, art director Chinna and actress Charmy.
Actor Ravi Teja is scheduled to be interrogated on Friday.