KATHMANDU — Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni is being investigated by Indian police for her alleged role as a central figure in an international drug smuggling ring, Indian media reported on Thursday.
Mamta Kulkarni and her Kenya-based husband Vicky Goswami have gone under the scanner of police and enforcement agencies in connection with a INRs 2,000-crore narcotics racket unearthed in Thane, a senior police officer said.
The investigation was launched after Indian police seized 20 tons of the of the contraband ephedrine drug being smuggled into the country earlier this month, reports said.
The development came as investigators revealed on Wednesday that Mamta’s husband Goswami was the kingpin of the drug operation.
In a tip-off by the United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) earlier, Goswami was listed as a prime suspect in the investigation. He was arrested for drug trafficking in Dubai 1997 and served 15 years in a jail there.
But police are now also investigating Mamta’s role as the face of the international drug cartel.
According to Indian media reports quoting an unnamed police officer, Mamta’s husband used the former actress meet clients in Dubai, Singapore, South Africa and the US.
She also allegedly struck business deals with drug networks in Maharashtra, while her name was also used to carry out bank transactions.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday
KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.
According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.
President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.
As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.
Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.Follow @gorkhapost