KOLKATA: A day after trying to shift blame on a party colleague, BJP Yuva Morcha leader Pamela Goswami on Sunday named a senior officer involved in the probe. “I want a CID probe. Or let DD probe this. Let an SIT be formed that will investigate this case. Then, all truth will come out,” she said.
Goswami made the fresh allegations while the police led her inside a mall at New Town from where she ran a salon. “CCTV footage has been seized from the spot. Those can be crucial to the probe,” said an investigating officer. The police team remained at the spot for over three hours.
The 1,300sqft salon in New Town
But the police refused to read much into the allegations made against a senior cop. “We have allowed her parents to visit her. Similarly, we will allow her advocate to be present during her questioning, according to the law. As far as we are concerned, we are video recording everything. From the search made inside her car to the search at her office, we have videographed everything,” said an officer, adding that the seized drugs were in court custody and would be sent to CFSL soon.
BJP leader Rakesh Singh, whom Pamela had named earlier, said on Sunday that he had written to Kolkata Police commissioner to thoroughly probe the case, raising questions about cops from the New Alipore police station. “I have not met her in the past one year. She had tied me rakhi once at a party event two years ago. I haven’t even deleted that photo from my social media account. But I have nothing to do in whatever business she was arrested for. I believe I am being framed,” Singh said. “If police can point me or any of my companions in their video graphic evidence, I will quit politics.”
Pamela’s lawyer Subhodip Roy said, “Lawyers will be present with Goswami from Monday during her questioning. We are not moving any petition in court right now and will let cops complete their interrogation. But we will move for her bail petition as we are confident wherever they might take her, they will not find any evidence against her as she is not involved in any racket.”
Police said they would investigate how the 1,300sqft shop, where Goswami and co-accused Pabir Kumar Dey had invested, changed hands. “It was a furniture shop earlier, one that was running successfully,” claimed an officer. Police said they would also probe the antecedents of a couple of people who had met Goswami right before her arrest. “We have identified a few people,” said an officer.