Actor Ravi Teja’s brothers Bharat and Raghu Babu and their associate Naresh were arrested by the Banjara Hills police on Thursday while they were allegedly buying cocaine from a Nigerian national.
The police reportedly seized eight grams of cocaine from the trio and 51 grams of cocaine from the Nigerian after nabbing them at Road No. 3 in Banjara Hills. The police said the actor’s brothers (who themselves are small time artistes) had gone to the drug peddler in a Ford-Panther Black bearing registration number AP 13 L 8999 which belongs to Ravi Teja. Police pounced on them while they were buying the cocaine from him.
Banjara Hills police has reportedly registered a case under Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances against all the four. The nabbed brothers were said to have made a number of calls to some of their artiste-colleagues, but knowing that they were under the police custody, there was no response to the calls. Investigation is on.
Meanwhile, the development has sent shockwaves in the Tollywood circles.