Kolkata: The kolkata police on Tuesday, arrested Rakesh Singh, West Bengal state committee member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and convenor of the party’s basti (slum) cell, from Galsi in Purba Burdwan district in connection with a case in which 23-year-old Pamela Goswami, one of the state secretaries of the BJP Yuva Morcha, was arrested for allegedly possessing 76 gm of heroin.
Singh was summoned by the police under Section 160 CrPC after his name cropped up during the investigation in the drug case.
He had conveyed to the police in writing he would not be available since he had a prior appointment in Delhi. His petition against the summons was turned down by the Calcutta High Court.
Police sources said he has been taken to the local police station but did not confirm his arrest yet. His two sons, Sivam Singh, 24, and Suvam Singh, 22, have also been picked up by Kolkata police for allegedly disrupting police officials from discharging their duties. They have been sent to the central lockup in Lal Bazaar.