New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rakesh Singh has been remanded to police custody till March 1. A member of the BJP’s West Bengal state committee, Rakesh Singh was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the Pamela Goswami cocaine case.
Kolkata Police produced Rakesh Singh (52) before the Alipore NDPS court on Wednesday, a day after he was arrested while trying to ‘flee’ the state. As he was being produced in court, supporters of Rakesh Singh were heard chanting slogans in his support.
Alleging that his arrest was orchestrated by the Trinamool Congress, Rakesh Singh told media reporters outside the court that this was “Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee’s dadagiri”.
A member of the BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Pamela Goswami was arrested for alleged possession of cocaine recovered from her car. During interrogation, Pamela Goswami told police to arrest Rakesh Singh.
Considered to be a close associate of BJP’s West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya, Rakesh Singh was served a notice to appear before the police for his statement to be recorded under Section 160 of the CrPC. Singh responded to the summon by saying that he will not be able to make the appearance before February 26.