The Excise Department had filed chargesheets in the court, omitting the Tollywood biggies from blame, as they were found to be the end-users and therefore were seen as victims.
Reportedly, Puri was questioned about his financial transactions prior to 2017, when the drug trafficking case first came to light.
The ED said that Sukesh Gupta, in active connivance with few officials of MMTC-Hyderabad, had continuously lifted gold without forex cover and adequate security deposits.
The drug racket was exposed in July 2017 and several cases related to drug trafficking were registered and over 20 people were arrested.
V Hima Bindu, MD of VMC Systems, has been arrested for reportedly indulging in money laundering and causing a loss of about Rs 3,316 crore to a consortium of public sector banks.
In 2019, Karimnagar's BJP MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar had lodged a complaint with the ED alleging that the granite from Karimnagar was being illegally exported to other countries.