Mumbai’s underbelly was abuzz as the infamous ‘Drugs Queen’, Sasikala alias Baby Patankar, was summoned by the Crime Branch. Under intense scrutiny, Baby and her co-accused were grilled over their alleged involvement in a staggering ₹1.97 crore fraud case. Known for her notorious reputation in the city’s drug circuit, Baby Patankar’s statement is expected to unlock several hidden truths behind this financial scandal. The ongoing investigation has gripped the city as everyone eagerly waits for the next developmentThe Mumbai Crime Branch has recorded the statements of the infamous ‘Drugs Queen’, Sasikala, also known as Baby Patankar, and her co-accused in a staggering ₹1.97 crore fraud case.
Patankar was called in for questioning by the Crime Branch’s Unit XI on Monday, after they unearthed evidence linking her to a major financial scam. The probe into this case revealed a complex web of illegal transactions, leading to the embezzlement of an estimated ₹1.97 croreAlongside Patankar, the crime branch also recorded statements from her co-accused, who are believed to have played key roles in orchestrating this grand fraud. The identities of the co-accused have not been disclosed yet, in order to maintain the integrity of the ongoing investigation in Mumbai’s underbelly for her notorious drug dealings, is no stranger to the law enforcement agencies with numerous cases registered against
The details of the fraud are being meticulously examined. We are committed to bringing the guilty to justice and recovering the embezzled funds,” stated a senior official from the Mumbai Crime Branch, seeking anonymityPatankar has a long history with the law enforcement agencies. In 2015, she was arrested in a massive drug bust and was subsequently dubbed the ‘Drugs Queen’. The Mumbai police had seized 112 kilograms of Mephedrone, a synthetic stimulant drug, from her residence in Worli.As per the latest reports, the Crime Branch is building a strong case against Patankar and her associates. They are examining bank statements, transaction records, and other relevant documents to establish the money trail. The investigators are also seeking expert advice to understand the complex financial strategy used by Patankar and her co-accused
The Mumbai Crime Branch is determined to solve the case quickly and ensure that justice is served. The case continues to be under investigation and more details will be revealed as the probe progresses.MORE THAN eight years after he was dismissed from Mumbai Police after being arrested for his alleged connection with the narcotics case related to Shashikala “Baby” Patankar, Dharmaraj Kalokhe’s appeal against his dismissal was rejected by the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) last week been discharged in narcotics charges against him as the mephedrone that the police alleged was found on him turned out to be Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) as per forensic reports. However, the trial against him in one case is ongoing at the Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate court on charges related to forgery and prohibition. Incidentally, the Mumbai crime branch last week registered a case of cheating against Patankar.
MUMBAI police has registered an FIR against Shashikala alias Baby Patankar and one Parashuram Munde for allegedly defrauding a 61-year-old businessman of Rs 2 crore. The accused are alleged to have promised him “cheap gold seized by the customs department.” Patankar was earlier arrested in two cases related to narcotics, but was eventually discharged from drug charges in both the casesThe complainant in the case, a Cuffe Parade resident, had decided to start a business of buying and selling gold, for which he asked some of his friends to contact people related to this field. According to the complaint, in October 2021, a person named Devkumar Roy introduced him to a woman named