Pama Goswami, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Youth Wing General Secretary of West Bengal unit was arrested over a drug case.
According to sources, Ms. Goswami had 90 grams of cocaine in her car.
general Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing, Pamela Goswami, was arrested in Kolkata’s New Alipore area on the 19th of February, for allegedly carrying 90 grams of cocaine in her car.
Besides Ms. Goswami, two other people named Prabir Kumar Dey and Somnath Chatterjee were also arrested. While Dey is a friend of Goswami and her colleague at the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and Somnath Chatterjee is her security guard.
All three of them have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and will be produced in a court on Saturday, The Indian Express reported.
Sudheer Kumar Neelakantam, Deputy Commissioner of Police of south Kolkata zone said,“Acting on a tip-off, the New Alipore police station carried out an operation and spotted one Honda BR-V car in front of Parameswari Bhawan at NR Avenue [in] New Alipore.” He further said, “After searching [the car], approximately 90 grams of narcotic material [suspected cocaine] worth approximately Rs 10 lakh was found.”
Multiple reports quoted police sources who said that Goswami was spotted as she would often park her car at a particular location, and so it was under investigation if she was part of a drug racket.
BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said that the law would take its own course on the matter.
Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Chandrima Bhattacharya attacked the BJP and said, “I feel ashamed something like this could happen in Bengal.”
She said, “This is the real picture emerging of BJP in Bengal. Earlier, some BJP leaders were named in a child trafficking case.”
The incident came at a time when both the TMC and the BJP are preparing for the upcoming Assembly elections.
The BJP elections are scheduled to be held in May 2021.
Stay tuned for further updates.