In a major drug raid on Sunday, Hyderabad police detained more than 140 people, including Niharika Konidela, the daughter of famous Tollywood star Naga Babu.
Police raided the pub at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Banjara Hills at 3 am. Following the raid, cops reportedly discovered cocaine and other narcotics in the drug raid.
Among the others who were detained are the daughter of a former Andhra Pradesh Director-General and the son of a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP, as well as the children of several well-known personalities.
Rahul Sipligung, the singer and winner of the Big Boss Telugu reality show, is another renowned individual who has been detained. Surprisingly, he participated in and sang a song for the "drug-free Hyderabad" campaign that was launched by the Hyderabad police.
Some of those that were present at the pub were allegedly carrying cocaine packets. They attempted to throw the packages away during the raid.
Following the raid, the police took everyone to the Banjara Hills police station for interrogation.
Actor Naga Babu’s statement
Naga Babu released a video following the arrest of his daughter, Niharika Konidela, to clarify the situation.
Actor Naga Babu said his daughter Niharika was detained as she was present at a pub in a five-star hotel last night. Naga Babu also said that police confirmed to him that she was clean and had no connection with the drugs.
The Tollywood star also urged people not to share any false and baseless information on social media.