Thane drugs haul case: Cops add Mamta Kulkarni's WhatsApp chats to second chargesheet

Jun 25, 2016, 09:00 IST | Faisal Tandel

Cops filed the 385-page chargesheet against five more accused including the director of Avon Life ltd; Mamta Kulkarni has been listed as absconding; messages and conversations between the accused and Vicky Goswami have been added as well

The second charge sheet in the Rs 2,000-crore drugs haul case was filed on Thursday at the Thane Sessions court. It includes the description of five more accused arrested in the case. The Thane police have filed this additional charge sheet with a total of 385 pages from 250 pages earlier, showing former actress Mamta Kulkarni and her husband, international drug lord Vicky Goswami as accused, and absconding in the case.

Mamta Kulkarni
Mamta Kulkarni

The police on Thursday filed the charge sheet against Manoj Jain the director of the Avon Life science limited, Hardipsingh Indersingh Gill, Puneet Sringi, Narendra Kacha and Babasaheb Dhotre. The earlier charge sheet filed a week ago was against Sagar Powle, Mayur Suresh Sukhshare, Rajendra Dimri and Dhaneshwar Swami.

Police are yet to add the name of Jay Mukhi who was recently arrested, in the charge sheet. “The charge sheet shows Manoj Jain was in direct contact with Vicky Goswami and Mamta Kulkarni, and was running the illegal drug racket. Goswami along with Mamta, Dr Abdulla and his two other associates, and Kishore Singh Rathod, the son of former MLA from Gujarat, Bhavsingh Rathod,” said a police officer from Thane crime branch.

”We have produced the chargesheet of 385 pages on Thursday in the Thane Sessions court. It is against five accused, while the charge sheet against Jay Mukhi is still to be filed. At present we have filed against nine accused,” said Bharat Shelke, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Thane Crime Branch.

WhatsApp chats
The Thane Crime Branch sleuths have obtained messages and conversations between the accused and Vicky Goswami that proved the international link. Parambir Singh, Commissioner of Police, Thane, earlier said that Manoj Jain and other accused had a meeting in Kenya in January 2016 and in Dubai in April.

The Thane police have got conversations between Manoj Jain and Goswami, which were on WhatsApp. The messages were about drugs being sent, or delivered, or received. The messages were also about cash sent through hawala, the person to contact and many other details. “The additional charge sheet includes electronic data exchange between the accused and Goswami. On Monday I will apply for rejection of bail for the accused on the basis of the data from the additional charge sheet. The latest charge sheet includes and intends the criminal conspiracy role,” said Shishir Hire, Special Public Prosecutor.

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