Sources associated with the city police said that his friend Praveer Kumar Dey, who was arrested along with Goswami, had been staying with him for some time. While appearing in the court, Goswami tried to get rid of the police and shouted that Rakesh Singh had conspired to arrest him. Rakesh Singh is close to BJP’s West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Pamela, a fashion model, has been sent to police custody till February 25. He, his friend Praveer and his (Pamela’s) personal security guard were arrested from Kolkata’s New Alipore area on Friday after Pamela was allegedly found to have 90 grams of cocaine worth lakhs of rupees in her bag and car.
Pamela told reporters while being moved from the city court to the lock-up, ‘I want a CID investigation. BJP’s Rakesh Singh, who is an ally of Kailash Vijayvargiya, should be arrested. This is a conspiracy (against me). I have all the evidence.
At the same time, Singh alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress and Kolkata Police have taught Goswami against him. He said that he had not been in contact with Pamela for more than a year and is ready to face any investigation.
Singh said that ‘if I am involved, they can call me or Kailash Vijayvargiya or Amit Shah. I think the police have taught him. I have not been in contact with Pamela for more than a year and a half. ‘
He said, ‘It is possible that Kolkata Police is following the instructions of Trinamool Congress. They are plotting against me. There are baseless allegations against me and I am ready to face any challenge. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress has said that the entire episode reflects the real face of the BJP.
Party general secretary and state minister Partha Chatterjee said, ‘Earlier, one of his (BJP) leaders was arrested in the case of child trafficking. Now another leader has been arrested in the drugs case. This only proves what is the real face of the BJP and its leaders. ‘ Meanwhile Vijayvargiya said that he has faith in the judicial system and the law will do its job.
He said, ‘I do not know about this incident and hence I will not comment on it. I have full faith in the law system and if someone is found guilty, the law will do its job. Kolkata Police have said that they were keeping an eye on Goswami and his friend Praveer after receiving a complaint from Goswami’s father in April last year.