Not Targeting Any One Section, Says Excise Commissioner

Chandravadan has denied that blood, nail and hair samples are being collected from those summoned by force.

Hyderabad:  Amidst criticism of Enforcement Department regarding the way it is investigating the drugs case, Excise Commissioner RV Chandravadan has tried to clarify his department’s stand on Monday evening.

Addressing media, the Commissioner said that the case is being investigated from all the angles and is going as per law. Twenty-seven people have been summoned and 19 arrested in the case. Of the 27, only 12 are celebrities. He maintained that the investigation will continue till August 2nd.

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Condemning allegations that Telugu film industry is being targeted, he pointed out that people from various fields are under investigation. Some of those being investigated had even gone to court, he said, following reports that Charmy Kaur had approached the Hyderabad High Court. He clarified that they are not forcibly collecting blood and other samples of those summoned. The department is going in accordance with the Supreme Court’s guidelines and a special legal team has been formed to seek advice.

Meanwhile, Director, Akun Sabharwal clarified that names of school students will not be revealed as they are minors. Saying that all enquiries are being recorded, he said that the same will be submitted to the court once questioning of everybody involved is completed.

The Excise Enforcement Department has also released two campaign posters against drugs.

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