Thane police have seized eight bank accounts which have Rs 93 lakh from a former Bollywood heroine Mamta Kulkarni in regard to her alleged connection with the Thane ephedrine scam.
The sealed bank accounts are at Bhuj and Rajkot in Gujarat and Parel, Dharavi, Nariman Point, Malad in Mumbai, Kalyan and Badlapur in Thane,
A month ago, Thane police force stated Ms. Kulkarni was earlier cited in the multi-crore drug conspiracy case connected to International drug master Vicky Goswami, held to be her husband.
The Officials have also got information and evidence about her connections with other co-accused in the drug haul. Previously, after investigating the bank accounts of Kulkarni, officials called her sister for further interrogation.
“Kulkarni has eight bank accounts in total presently in India. One of them is in Malad that has Rs 67 lakh, and the remaining Rs 26 lakh are in other bank accounts. In the preceding one and half year, she has not conducted any banking activity. Soon, her assets in India will be sealed once we are able to get an order from the court for the same,” said a police executive, on the state of anonymity.
“We are making lists of all the assets belonging to Mamta Kulkarni and Goswami. According to some references, she was associated with the plot and was eager to become the managing director of her allegedly husband’s firm. This is sufficient proof to show Kulkarni’s guilt in the matter,” he added.
The Police officials added Mamta Kulkarni’s name in the third charge sheet presented in the Thane sessions court in the ephedrine drug haul case.
In total, there are 17 accused in the matter. The seizures were made when the police seized approximately 18.5 tonnes of ephedrine, worth around Rs 2,000 crore, with the subsequent raiding the assets of Avon Lifesciences Ltd in Solapur region in April. The Police said ephedrine, which is a controlled narcotic, was supposedly being redirected from the Solapur department of Avon Lifesciences and shipped abroad latter processing.
Investigators are also interrogating her the elder sister and others who dealt with the bank transactions, he said.