New Delhi: Vicky Goswami, Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni’s alleged husband, who is facing the accusation of being the kingpin of an international drug mafia, has claimed that the ex-actress is not his wife.
"Mamta Kulkarni is only a well-wisher. She stood with me in difficult times but she is not my wife, I never married her," Goswami said in an interview to a leading weekly magazine.
Goswami also alleged that the US was pressurising India to extradite him.
Vicky said that since he is afraid that America's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may kidnap him, he will not come back to India.
"Don't be surprised if they (DEA) kidnap and take me to America tomorrow. How can I come to India. I can't come to India as am on bond. I can't leave Mombasa. I am a businessman with interests in several other countries. I am into gold, diamond mining other things," said Goswami.
Goswami also claimed that a diplomat told him that some people are trying to target him and put him behind bars.
"I have been victimised many a times in my life. I was in Dubai for over 15 years. I pardoned in Dubai and the foreign ministry in India is aware about it. There are people who want to destroy me. I can't name them but the whole world is aware about them," said Goswami.
Goswami also trashed the reports which claimed that drugs worth Rs 2,000 were confiscated by Thane police last week.
"That thing holds zero valuation in the market. From where this figure of Rs 2,000 crore has come. This is all rubbish," he said.
It is important to mention here that Thane police, who seized a total of 18.5 tonne of Ephedrine and 2.5 tonne of acetic anhydride worth Rs 2,000 crore last week, found during investigation that Vicky Goswami was the alleged kingpin of the racket.
Goswami, who was arrested by Kenyan police officials, is currently on bail and is soon expected to be extradited from Kenya.