Pamela Goswami, who was arrested with 90 gm cocaine on Friday, has sought a CID probe into the matter. She has accused Rakesh Singh, a detailed aide of BJP chief Kailash Vijayvargiya, of framing her
BJP’s youth-wing chief Pamela Goswami, arrested in a medicine case, on Saturday demanded the arrest of social gathering colleague Rakesh Singh, accusing him of conspiracy, and sought a CID probe into the matter.
Goswami, the state secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was arrested together with a buddy, Pradip Kumar Dey, and her private safety guard from south Kolkata’s New Alipore space on Friday after round 90 gm of cocaine price lakhs of rupees was allegedly discovered from her purse and automobile, in keeping with police.
Performing on a tip-off, sleuths of the New Alipore police station made the arrests when she was parking the automobile, an officer mentioned.
“She was concerned in drug trafficking for fairly a while. In the present day, we bought data that she, alongside together with her provider Prabir, was reaching the spot handy over the medicine to the purchasers,” he mentioned.
A crew of policemen in eight autos surrounded Goswami’s automobile and apprehended her, he mentioned.
The BJP youth-wing chief’s safety guard, who was inside the identical automobile, was additionally arrested, the police officer mentioned.
“An investigation into the matter is underway. We’re looking for out whether or not she is concerned in any drug racket,” he mentioned.
The BJP mentioned it suspected that Goswami was being framed, however added that if she is discovered responsible, the legislation ought to take its course.
“We had earlier seen that the state police had named a number of BJP activists in arms instances. I do not need a lot details about this incident that’s the reason I will be unable to say extra. Pamela is a younger woman. If she has completed something mistaken, the legislation will take its course,” BJP MP Locket Chatterjee mentioned.
West Bengal BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya mentioned, “I have no idea whether or not that is planted. The mannequin code of conduct is but to come back into impact and the police remains to be beneath the state authorities. So, something may be potential.”
Goswami, nevertheless, accused a colleague from her personal social gathering.
“I desire a CID investigation. BJP’s Rakesh Singh, the aide of Kailash Vijayvargiya, must be arrested. That is his conspiracy,” Goswami instructed reporters whereas being taken to lock-up from a metropolis courtroom.
Singh, a BJP state committee member, alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Kolkata Police had been conspiring towards him and have “brainwashed” Goswami.
He mentioned that he has not been in contact with Goswami for greater than a 12 months and was able to face any investigation. “If I’m concerned, they will name me or Kailash
Vijayvargiya or Amit Shah. I feel the police have brainwashed her. I’m not in contact with Pamela for greater than one-and-a half-years now,” Singh instructed PTI.
“This may be that the Kolkata Police is following the Trinamool Congress’s directions. They’re conspiring towards me. These are baseless accusations and I’m able to face any problem,” he added.
The Trinamool Congress mentioned that the entire episode portrays the “true character” of the BJP. “Earlier, one among their leaders was arrested for involvement in baby trafficking. Now one other one is arrested within the medicine case. This solely proves what the BJP and its leaders are as much as,” TMC’s secretary-general and state minister Partha Chatterjee mentioned.
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