The Thane sessions court on Tuesday pushed the date to declare former actor Mamta Kulkarni as an absconders in the Rs2000-crore Ephedrine drug haul case. The next hearing is on Thursday, when the court is likely to declare Kulkarni an offender. “It has been a year and the prime accused is still on the run,” said a police officer. “While her partner Vicky Goswami was arrested by the US DEA in Kenya, Kulkarni is still on the run. She is suspected to have left Kenya now and we are trying to locate her”, the officer said.
On April 13, 2016, the police arrested two people with ephedrine worth Rs12 lakh and later busted a racket that was worth Rs2,000 crore . So far, 14 people have been arrested.