Social media is abuzz with rumours that a former Bollywood actor may have been detained for questioning in connection with a drug bust in Kenya. HT could not independently confirm if actor Mamta Kulkarni was in any way involved in the case.
The rumours could possibly have followed a report and photograph in a Kenyan newspaper, The Daily Nation, that a Vijaygiri Anandgiri Goswami and three others had been arrested and 98 packets of heroin seized from them.
Social media identified this man as Vicky Goswami, rumoured to be Mamta’s husband. Mamta, who has on several occasions denied that she is married to Vicky Goswami, could not be contacted.
The arrest that took place on Sunday last week was the result of a top-secret joint operation by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Mombasa Police department, the newspaper said.
A Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson said, “We are yet to receive any confirmation.” Vicky Goswami does not have any cases registered against him in India, and hence is not on the Interpol list of wanted criminals. Top police officials at the Mumbai crime branch said they had no concrete information either.