Ephedrine haul in Thane: Non-bailable warrant issued against Mamta Kulkarni
A non-bailable warrant has been issued against former Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni on Monday at Thane sessions court in connection with the Rs2,000 crore drug haulUpdated: Mar 28, 2017 13:06 IST
A non-bailable warrant has been issued against former Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni on Monday at Thane sessions court in connection with the Rs2,000 crore drug haul.
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 at a Avon Pharma Life Sciences Private Limited’s factory in Solapur.Till now, 14 people have been arrested in the case, while five accused are abroad, including Mamta Kulkarni.
The warrant was issued after the Thane police produced evidence against Kulkarni, which included- WhatsApp chats, pictures of the meetings that were held at Kenya, call records, and also the statements recorded from arrested accused Jay Mukhi, Manoj Jain and Kishoresingh Rathod- former MLA’s son and the kingpin.
Bharat Shelkhe, assistant commissioner of police, Thane crime branch, said, “We have a lot of evidence against Mamta Kulkarni. The other accused have not only confessed to the crime but have also revealed Kulkarni’s part in the case. We also found that she was to be made the director of the company’s branch in Solapur and that she was present in almost all the meetings”.
Thane police have included her name in the FIR and also charge sheet.
Kulkarni’s husband Vicky Goswami was arrested in January.
First Published: Mar 28, 2017 13:03 IST