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Ephedrine haul: Thane cops to file fourth supplement to charge sheet

In April last year, ephedrine worth Rs2,000 crore was seized from a Solapur pharma company...

mumbai Updated: Jan 23, 2017 23:04 IST
Arvind Walmiki
The officer said the people they arrested provided details about the profit-sharing ratio and Mamta Kulkarni’s share.
The officer said the people they arrested provided details about the profit-sharing ratio and Mamta Kulkarni’s share.(HT File Photo)

Almost six months after attaching a third supplement to the charge sheet in the ephedrine drug haul case, the Thane police are set to submit a fourth one. The police said the it will be about 900 pages and will include the name of Vicky Goswami, international drug baron. Twelve people have been arrested in the case, while Goswami is absconding.

In April last year, ephedrine worth Rs2,000 crore was seized from a Solapur pharma company.

Assistant police commissioner from Thane commissionerate Bharat Shelkhe said, “We will submit the charge sheet in a day. We have details on how the hawala money was transferred from other countries to India in parts.”

The police have gathered details of meetings held in Kenya, Dubai and other countries.

Shelkhe said, “We have records of the conversations between Vicky and the accused. We also have pictures of the two.” The police filed the charge sheet in June last year.

A police officer from Thane commissionerate said, “We have mentioned Goswami’s links to former Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni in the charge sheet.”

The officer said the people they arrested provided details about the profit-sharing ratio and Kulkarni’s share. “All the accused have confessed. We are looking for the main accused who had been running the drug racket for years. We have found how ephedrine was transferred from Solapur to Gujarat and then to Kenya and other places,” he said.The police found out about the factory that was to be set up in Kenya.

The police also came to know about the factory that was to be set up in Kenya. “We are keeping a eye on Nigerian drug peddlers as we suspect them in connection with the case. Many Nigerians who used to stay on Thane’s outskirts of Thane have fled,” he added.

Cops to bring Rathod to thane

On January 9, Kishoresingh Rathod — son of a former Gujarat MLA — was arrested in connection with the case. A team from Thane’s anti-narcotics cell has gone to Gujarat to take custody of him. “He was in touch with Vicky Goswami. Their phone calls, messages, mails and online messages have been included in the charge sheet,” said a cop.

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