Famous 90s Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni has appealed in Bombay High Court seeking withdrawal of her name from the FIR which was filed in 2016 in an Rs 2,000-crore drug racket case. The actress has been named as a key accused in the drug haul unearthed by the Thane police three years ago. As per the petition filed, she has pleaded innocent. The petition states that her name cannot be in FIR only because she has alleged links with drug-lord Vicky Goswami. Mamta Kulkarni is married to Vicky Goswami, the main accused in the multi-crore drug-racket case.
“There is no evidence of any nature present and/or made available against her (Mamta Kulkarni), in connection to the role of planning a conspiracy,” reads the petition.
She further states that, in fact, as per the documents attached to the charge-sheet, one can see that the police authorities have written to the United States Department stating therein that the aforesaid crime is registered at the police station against the accused Vicky Goswami for offences punishable under section 8(c), 9(a), 22, 23, 24, 25(a) , 27(a) , 28 & 29 of the N.D.P.S. Act, 1985, as he is the mastermind behind the crime in question. The Police Authorities have not mentioned the present petitioner (Kulkarni) as a conspirator in the case,” Mamta Kulkarni’s petition reads.
“She is absolutely innocent and there is no evidence available in the charge sheet against the petitioner that corresponds the role she played in the case. It is necessary to mention at this stage that no progress has been made whatsoever in the case of the petitioner apart from alleging her presence for the meeting in January 2016 in Kenya,” the petition reads.
According to reports though, officers feel that she was involved in the drug racket.
Petition source -MidDay