Pamela Goswami, who was arrested with 90 gm cocaine on Friday, has sought a CID probe into the matter. She has accused Rakesh Singh, an in depth 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 get together 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 pal, Pradip Kumar Dey, and her private safety guard from south Kolkata’s New Alipore space on Friday after round 90 gm of cocaine value lakhs of rupees was allegedly discovered from her purse and automotive, in line with police.
Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the New Alipore police station made the arrests when she was parking the automobile, an officer stated.
“She was involved in drug trafficking for quite some time. Today, we got information that she, along with her supplier Prabir, was reaching the spot to hand over the drugs to the purchasers,” he stated.
A staff of policemen in eight automobiles surrounded Goswami’s automotive and apprehended her, he stated.
The BJP youth-wing chief’s safety guard, who was inside the identical automobile, was additionally arrested, the police officer stated.
“An investigation into the matter is underway. We are trying to find out whether she is involved in any drug racket,” he stated.
The BJP stated 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 several BJP activists in arms cases. I do not have much information about this incident that is why I will not be able to say more. Pamela is a young girl. If she has done anything wrong, the law will take its course,” BJP MP Locket Chatterjee stated.
West Bengal BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya stated, “I do not know whether this is planted. The model code of conduct is yet to come into effect and the police is still under the state government. So, anything can be possible.”
Goswami, nonetheless, accused a colleague from her personal get together.
“I want a CID investigation. BJP’s Rakesh Singh, the aide of Kailash Vijayvargiya, should be arrested. This is his conspiracy,” Goswami instructed reporters whereas being taken to lock-up from a metropolis court docket.
Singh, a BJP state committee member, alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Kolkata Police have been conspiring in opposition to him and have “brainwashed” Goswami.
He stated that he has not been in contact with Goswami for greater than a yr and was able to face any investigation. “If I am involved, they can call me or Kailash
Vijayvargiya or Amit Shah. I think the police have brainwashed her. I am not in touch with Pamela for more than one-and-a half-years now,” Singh instructed PTI.
“This can be that the Kolkata Police is following the Trinamool Congress’s instructions. They are conspiring against me. These are baseless accusations and I am ready to face any challenge,” he added.
The Trinamool Congress stated that the entire episode portrays the “true character” of the BJP. “Earlier, one of their leaders was arrested for involvement in child trafficking. Now another one is arrested in the drugs case. This only proves what the BJP and its leaders are up to,” TMC’s secretary-general and state minister Partha Chatterjee stated.
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