Cops to quiz Anil & Abhishek over pub drugs case

Banjara Hills police

Banjara Hills police


The police is likely to question Anil over his relations with the drug peddlers.

Hyderabad: The Banjara Hills police on Friday will grill the two accused Anil and Abhishek over the drugs peddlers and the source of supply. It is the second day of the questioning of 4-day custodial The police is believed to have grilled the duo but were satisfied with the lame replies from the accused. The police is likely to question Anil over his relations with the drug peddlers. They are also likely to grill on Goa travels drugs issue.

It is to mention here that the Banjara police on April 11 took accused Abhishek and Anil into 4-day custodial remand for questioning. The Nampally Court granted permission to Banjara Hills police petition to send the two accused in the Pudding and Mink pub drugs case for 4 days custodial remand. The duo was taken into Custodial remand and was shifted to Banjara Hills police station. The police are believed to interrogate the source of drugs and from where it is being supplied. The police will produce the accused before the Nampally Court on April 18.

The Banjara Hills police submitted a petition in the Nampally Court seeking 7-day custody of Pudding and Mink pub owner and manager Abhishek and Anil. On the other hand, a bail petition was submitted to the Court seeking bail for the duo. The Court postponed the hearing to April 11. The police have fastened the investigation into the case. The police have now registered a drugs case against a youth. The police identified the youth coming to the pub along with another youth. The police are said to have continuously monitored the movements of the people visiting the pub via CCTV footage. It is said that 2 minors also visited the pub during the night of the raid by the police.

The police, who produced the pub owner and the manager before the court had also filed a petition with the court seeking 7-day custodial remand for the duo for questioning. The kingpins of the pub Abhishek and Anil are in Chanchalguda Central Jail serving 14- day judicial custody. The police have added the name of Kiran Raj to the pub drugs case accused list. Kiran Raj is the son-in-law of former MP Renuka Chowdhury.

The police had taken four people into custody and had grilled them before producing the accused before the court. The police are investigating on supply of drugs to the pub and from where it is being supplied. They are also investigating how many years or months the drugs were supplied to the pub. Teams were appointed to nab the two other accused who are absconding.

The Banjara Hills police produced the four accused before the court. The court ordered 14-day Judicial custody for two of them. The accused identified as Anil and Abhishek shifted to Chanchalguda Central jail for judicial custody. The police are on toes after the raids on Radisson Blu hotel's Pudding and Mink pub on the intervening nights of Saturday and Sunday. The task forces and narcotics department are busy trying to collect information on the supply of drugs in the pub. The City Police Commissioner CV Anand chaired an emergency meeting via video conference with the top cops of all zones over the issue. The CP office has also suspended Banjara Hills SI Shivachandra for negligence in duty and has also sent Memo Charge to the CI. The CP office also passed orders to appoint Nageswara Rao as the new inspector of Banjara Hills police station.

The police have also sent the seized drugs to forensic labs for the FSL report. Police are also working on technical terms to gain more information on drugs and their suppliers. Police have stepped up surveillance in Hyderabad in the wake of the recent spate of massive drug activities. It was during this sequence that another huge rave party was busted up in Hyderabad. The task force police raided the Radisson Blu pub in Banjara Hills at around 3 am on Sunday and arrested 150 people, including the owner.

The affair became a hot topic with Bigg Boss winner and Tollywood singer Rahul Sipliganj among them. It seems that all of them used drugs at the party held in the pub. Many young women also participated in this party. All those arrested were shifted to Banjara Hills Police Station. It is said that they were detained after operating the pub till 3 in the morning against the rules. Meanwhile, some were released after the trial, and 38 are currently in police custody. However, it seems that they have got into an altercation with several policemen who allegedly arrested them.

The pressure on the police is intensifying in the wake of the rampant drug culture in the city. Drugs continue to be supplied into the city in some form, no matter how strict measures are taken. The people of Telangana were shocked when a B.Tech student, who was recently addicted to drugs, finally lost his life. Police have taken the case seriously as it marks the first drug death in the state.

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