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One more arrested in cocaine case

Police said the accused had allegedly procured the drug for Rs 9,500 per gram with funds provided by BJP leader Rakesh Singh
Lawyers of the accused submitted in the court that she had no connection with the cocaine case.
Lawyers of the accused submitted in the court that she had no connection with the cocaine case.
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 10.03.21, 02:35 AM

A woman named Amrita Singh has been arrested for allegedly procuring and supplying the cocaine to BJP leader Rakesh Singh that was apparently found in BJP youth leader Pamela Goswami’s car on February 19.

Police sources said Amrita’s estranged husband S. Agarwal had sent an email to Lalbazar two days before Goswami’s arrest informing them that Rakesh Singh was trying to frame a woman in a narcotics case.

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The police said such emails naming people were common and often turn out to be fake and the outcome of personal vendetta. Police officers starting taking the email seriously only after Rakesh’s name emerged in the cocaine case soon after Goswami’s arrest on February 19. The police had contacted Agarwal and got his statement recorded before the magistrate.

Amrita’s alleged role in the cocaine case became evident when the police purportedly spotted her presence near Rakesh’s house through CCTV footage a few days before Goswami’s arrest.

The police said Amrita had allegedly procured cocaine for Rs 9,500 per gram with funds provided by Rakesh.

She has been booked under sections of the narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances act, in connection with the same case for which Goswami and Rakesh were earlier arrested.

“After buying the cocaine, she had handed it to Rakesh. There is CCTV footage to corroborate her visit to Rakesh’s home before the Goswami incident,” said an officer.

Amrita, alias Sweety, was arrested in a rented flat in a New Town housing complex on Monday and produced at Alipore NDPS court on Tuesday.

The police has found that Amrita had met Rakesh a few years ago for a work-related matter.

Amrita’s lawyers submitted in the court that she had no connection with the cocaine case.

“My client had gone to a shopping mall with her son when she was picked up,” her defence lawyer said.

The police submitted a prayer before the court to allow them to examine Rakesh in jail where he is lodged at present.



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