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Cocaine row: BJP leader Rakesh Singh remanded to police custody till March 1

Earlier, Kolkata Police arrested both sons of Rakesh Singh from his residence on the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday "following their links with Pamela Goswami".

Published: 24th February 2021 06:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2021 06:51 PM   |  A+A-

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KOLKATA: West Bengal Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Rakesh Singh on Wednesday was remanded to police custody till March 1 after being produced before Alipore Court in the city, in connection with a narcotics case involving youth BJP leader Pamela Goswami.

Earlier, Kolkata Police arrested both sons of Rakesh Singh from his residence on the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday "following their links with Pamela Goswami".

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On Tuesday, the BJP leader had been arrested from Burdwan in connection with the same case. The same day, Calcutta High Court had also disposed of a petition by him seeking a stay on the notice issued to him by Kolkata Police in the narcotic case registered in New Alipore.

On February 20, BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Pamela Goswami and Prabir De had been arrested with 100 grams of cocaine from New Alipore in Kolkata.

Besides, a person named Somnath Chatterjee (26) had also been arrested in connection with the seizure of about 90 grams of narcotic substance (suspected cocaine) in Kolkata.



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