At a time when the noose is tightening on actress Rhea Chakraborty in a much-talked-about medicine case, controversial Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, spouse of narco kingpin Vicky Goswami, is looking for a clean chit in a Rs 2000-crore worldwide drug cartel scandal. Kulkarni has been named a co-accused together with Nairobi-based drug lord Goswami, in a case registered by Thane police underneath the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act which pertains to manufacture of medication equivalent to ephedrine and mandrax.
Last week, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justice Rohinton F. Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha directed the Bombay High Court to expeditiously take up the case of actress Kulkarni, who had filed a petition for quashing of FIR registered towards her. She had been dwelling in Nairobi with Goswami, who was arrested and extradited to the US by its Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA).Last yr, the DEA filed a report in Southern District Court of New York on July 25 in which it talked about the title of Dawood Ibrahim aide Vicky Goswami, husband of Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni and Ali Punjani, ex-husband of one other Bollywood star Kim Sharma.
Sources mentioned that Vicky Goswami, a small time bootlegger in Ahmedabad, launched ‘mandrax’ to Bollywood events in the 1990s. Once Dawood Ibrahim escaped to Karachi in 1993, the drug cartels in India’s crime and monetary capital had been dealt with by Goswami on behalf of the D-company. Gradually, heroin, cocaine, and curated marijuana was additionally being smuggled into the occasion circuit. Later, Goswami acquired near Mamta Kulkarni, and reportedly married her. The couple migrated to South Africa and later to Kenya from the place they distant managed the drug cartels in India.
A 2016 report of Thane police, investigating a case referring to the provision of occasion medicine to Kenya, reveals that Dawood aide Vicky Goswami, husband of Mamta Kulkarni, was sentenced by a Dubai court docket on prices of peddling medicine. In 2013, after being launched from jail, Goswami shifted base to Kenya the place he got here in contact with Ali Punjani. The report says that Goswami additionally approached one Indian Dr Bipin Panchal. In Mombasa, a gathering was held between Dr Panchal and Goswami in which Dr Panchal assured Goswami he’ll prepare provide of ephedrine from a pharmaceutical firm in India. The consignment would then be taken to Uganda the place it will be become methamphetamine, a celebration drug.
Reacting to Mamta Kulkarni’s efforts to hunt a clean chit in a world drug scandal originating from Thane, well-known Supreme Court advocate Ajay Agarwal advised IANS that at a time when nation’s prime investigative companies are focusing on the Bollywood-drug cartel nexus, inaction or a clean chit to Kulkarni would despatched out the flawed message to the nation. “I would oppose quashing Mamta’s FIR, as she was involved with her husband in global drug trafficking. Goswami is a drug lord. He worked for Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan. He also worked with other members of the global drug mafia. Law enforcing agencies should deeply investigate the role of Goswami and Kulkarni in drug smuggling which has affected our film Industry. Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death is the most glaring example of the drug usage scenario in the film Industry,” mentioned Agarwal.