Mamta and her boyfriend have failed to turn up for interrogation in 2016 haul case of Ephedrine.
Mumbai: The Thane police have sought the session court’s permission to seize the properties of Mamta Kulkarni and her alleged boyfriend narcotics dealer Vicky Goswami.
Both are the accused in the case related to the 2016 haul of Ephedrine worth `2,000 crores and they have failed to present themselves for interrogation despite summons.
The police are likely to seize the properties in a fortnight. The assets that may get seized are two flats in Versova, Andheri and a residence in Ahmedabad.
ACP B. Shelke said, “Mamta Kulkarni and Vicky Goswami were already declared as proclaimed offenders in the month of June. After that we have issued notices to them to present themselves in front of the court but none of them came to us. Now we have already preceded papers in the Thane session’s court and made a request to give permission to seize their properties. The court will give order in the next week and within 15 days we will be able to seize their properties.”
Last year, the Thane police sealed eight of Kulkarni’s bank accounts, holding `93 lakhs, at bank branches in Nariman Point, Parel, Dharavi, Malad in Mumbai; Kalyan and Badlapur in Thane; and Bhuj and Rajkot in Gujarat. “Kulkarni has eight bank accounts in India. A Malad bank has `67 lakhs, while the remaining `26 lakhs are in other banks. The former actor has not made any transaction in the past one and half year.
The Thane police, in collaboration with the narcotics department of Thane crime branch, in April 2016 seized a huge haul of drugs worth `2,000 crore from the outskirts
Among the narcotics seized was 18,600 kg of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine powder. The haul is said to be the biggest ever in the state.
A total of seven persons have been arrested in the case under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act and the Indian Penal Code.