Kolkata: Two more arrested in Pamela Goswami drugs case, 10 held so far

A case has been registered against them under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act
Pamela Goswami, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader in Bengal, had named a party colleague Rakesh Singh in the drugs seizure case(Twitter/PamelaGoswami8)
Pamela Goswami, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader in Bengal, had named a party colleague Rakesh Singh in the drugs seizure case(Twitter/PamelaGoswami8)
Updated on Mar 10, 2021 12:07 PM IST
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Two more arrests were made on Wednesday from Kolkata in connection with the drug haul case in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha leader Pamela Goswami was arrested earlier in February.

The latest arrests are that of 25-year-old Daim Akhtar and 26-year-old Farhan Ahmed, both of who have been identified as drug peddlers.

Around 10 gm of cocaine was seized from the possession of one person who was picked up from Entally, and another was arrested from the KIT building in the Poddar Court area on Tuesday night, a senior officer was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

"The two are drug peddlers and have been helping persons who were earlier arrested in connection with the New Alipore cocaine haul case. They will be produced at a city court later in the day," he said.

A case has been registered against them under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the officer said.

Earlier this week, the Kolkata Police informed that one Priyanka Singh (alias Sweety) was arrested in connection with the New Alipore PS drug case (Pamela matter).

The woman, who was arrested from the New Town area on Monday, used to purchase drugs from the two, the police said, adding that sleuths have so far apprehended 10 people in connection with the case.

BJP youth leader Pamela Goswami, her friend Prabir Kumar Dey and private security guard Somnath Chatterjee were arrested last month from south Kolkata's New Alipore area with allegedly around 90 gm of cocaine that was found in her car.


(With inputs from agencies)

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