West Bengal Police arrested BJP leader Rakesh Singh on Tuesday night in connection with the drugs connection. The police have arrested him from East Burdwan district. Earlier on 19 February, Kolkata Police arrested Pamela Goswami, BJP’s supervisor and general secretary of Hooghly district. Along with Pamela, her friend Prabir Dey was also arrested. He is accused of possessing 100 grams of cocaine (drugs). Pamela spoke of arresting Rakesh Singh.
Now another BJP leader Rakesh Singh has been arrested in this case. Rakesh is a member of the West Bengal BJP State Committee. The West Bengal Bengal Police had issued a notice to Rakesh Singh for questioning in the drugs case and asked him to come and give his statement by 5 pm on 23 February. But if he does not reach, he is arrested.
Kolkata Police’s Anti-Narcotics Team and Detective Department also conducted a search operation at Rakesh Singh’s house. After the operation, the Detective Department of Police has taken into custody the two sons of Rakesh Singh, Shubham Singh and Saheb Singh.
Rakesh Singh had told that he would be busy due to going to Delhi from 23 to 25 February and attending party programs. After returning from Delhi on 26 February, they will definitely cooperate in the investigation. Rakesh said that during interrogation, his personal security officer, the security guard of the center and two lawyers will also be present. Regarding keeping people with him during the questioning, he said that I think the Kolkata Police is under pressure from the ruling party and wants to please some leaders of the ruling party.
Earlier in the evening of 20 February, the police were taking Pamela Goswami to appear in the court, then Pamela started shouting as soon as she got down from the car. Pamela shouted that the case should be investigated by CID. He also said that Rakesh Singh of BJP, close to Kailash Vijayvargiya, should be arrested.
According to an India Today report, after Pamela’s allegations, Rakesh Singh said-
It is easy to accuse someone, but it is difficult to prove it. Only she (Pamela) can tell why she took my name. All I can say is that this is a conspiracy to defame me. I do not believe in such dirty politics.
Who is pamela goswami
Pamela Goswami is the leader of the BJP Yuva Morcha. She is also the general secretary of Hooghly district in West Bengal. He took BJP membership in 2019. She is said to have worked as a TV actress and air hostess before entering politics.