Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni was co-accused in a drug racket case along with husband Vicky Goswami. Thane Police declared Mamta Kulkarni as an accused in India’s biggest ever drug racket which was busted two months ago.
Thane CP Paramvir Singh reveals that Mamta and Vicky were the masterminds behind the drug racket. The police was verifying the Kulkarni’s bank accounts and investments in connection with the drug rackets case. The Thane police has so far arrested 10 people in connection with the case in which ephedrine for medicines was allegedly being diverted from the Solapur unit of Avon Life sciences Ltd and used for making narcotics.
Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni was on Saturday named as an accused by Thane police in the Ephedrine drug bust case.
Thane Police will now send a request to Interpol for red corner notice against Mamta Kulkarni through CBI. Mamta’s husband Vicky was reportedly arrested for trafficking drugs in Dubai. Though, he was released in 2013. The report added that the police also mentioned that Manoj Jain, the main accused in the case, had met Goswami along with another accused Kishore Rathor in January.
This entire drug racket first came to light when Thane police arrested a Nigerian man in a drug case on 18 April. After the case had come under the media scanner, a city-based builder from whom Mamta had bought flats had denied any link with Goswami, a drug racket prime accused or with drug syndicate. Shabbir Patel, who faced allegations of links with drug mafia had written a letter to Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh rejecting the charge.
Mamta Kulkarni was present in January 8 Kenya meetings along with international drug mafia Abdullah, even discussed about how drugs can be taken to India. Police said that details of the case were shared by American Drug Enforcement officials. Abdullah reportedly tried to set up a factory in Mombasa in Kenya. Previously the Thane police had explored the Rs 2,000 crore drug bust and stated to issue a red-corner notice against Vicky.
Paramvir Singh added that they have had aid from Drug Enforcement Authority (DEA) of USA. “The DEA shared information with us that Mamta and Vicky are in Kenya. During the investigation we found that 100 kg ephidrine was supplied to Vicky Goswami recently with the help of an agent from Mohammed Ali Road. Also, the 1300 kg ephidrine was seized in Gujarat, which was to sent through ships.”
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