Cocaine case: Another BJP activist arrested

Rakesh Singh

Kolkata: The probe into the controversial cocaine case in West Bengal extends to prominent BJP leaders. Kolkata police have arrested another BJP activist in connection with the case. Rakesh Singh, a BJP state committee member and convener of the Basti (slum) cell, has been arrested in a cocaine case involving Yuva Morcha women leader Pamela Goswami.

Amrit Singh, an activist associated with Rakesh Singh, was arrested. He was produced in Alipore court and remanded. Twelve people from Bihar, Odisha, and Jharkhand and 11 from West Bengal have been questioned so far in connection with the probe.
The names of the high-ups have been found in the investigation which focused on the phone call. Rakesh Singh and Goswami were associated with them. Six people have been arrested so far in the case. Police officials said more arrests would be made in connection with the case in the coming days.

Pamela Goswami, 23, state secretary of Yuva Morcha, was arrested for possession of 100 grams of cocaine worth Rs 10 lakh. Pamela Goswami had alleged that Rakesh Singh had conspired to trap her the day after her arrest.