Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Thane Crime Branch suspect the involvement of Mamta Kulkarni’s sister in the Rs 2,000 crore ephedrine drug haul case.
The Thane crime branch had summoned Molina Mukund Kulkarni, the elder sister of Mamta Kulkarni, and Sanjay Sharma, a bank manager for questioning. Sharma is allegedly involved in money laundering.
According to a Thane crime branch official, “The two sisters are believed to be in contact with each other. Molina revealed that she is in touch with her sister but she is not aware regarding her alleged drugs cartel. Sharma claimed that he was in regular touch with Kulkarni for over a decade to manage her accounts. We are further probing the case.”
The Thane police, investigating the Rs 2,000 crore drugs haul case, are presently gathering evidence against former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni who has been booked in the case. Kulkarni along with her husband Vicky Goswami is accused of operating an international drug cartel from Kenya.
Vicky Goswami is allegedly the mastermind of a drug cartel involving smuggling of drugs made in a factory near Mumbai supplied to USA and Kenya where the couple is based. Goswami was arrested in 2014 before being given bail.
In a raid at a pharmaceutical factory in June, the Thane police found nearly 20,000 kilos of ephedrine which is used in rave parties. The material found was reportedly worth Rs 2,000 crore.