Drug lord Vicky Goswami’s sister has received money from a bank account of actor Mamta Kulkarni, his wife, the police said on Friday in connection with the Rs2,000-crore ephedrine haul case. Goswami has been identified as the kingpin in the case and has been on the run.
Bharat Shelkhe, additional commissioner of police and investigation officer, Thane crime branch, said the money has been transferred to Goswami’s sister over the past four years, but he refused to divulge the exact amount as the police were going through her bank documents, at the time of going to press.
Goswami’s sister lives in Mumbai.Meanwhile, the family of Kishoresingh Rathod, son of a former Gujarat MLA,was questioned by the Thane anti-narcotics cell in the case.
The police claim they have a few leads, which will help them nab Rathod, who is an alleged drug dealer from Gujarat and has been on the run since his name cropped up in the 18,000-kg of drug bust. He contacted his family last on April 14, and since then he has switched off his phone, the police said.
A dance bar girl who was known to Rathod was also questioned by the cell, said Bharat Shelkhe. Rathod’s family has been under the scanner since his name cropped up in the case. The police claim that his family members were not co-operating and kept changing their versions during questioning, a police officer said.
“We are keeping a vigil on the toll nakas and have alerted our officers, too,” Shelkhe said.