BJP reiterates CBI inquiry in Goa police-drug peddlers nexus
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 18:08
Panaji: BJP on Tuesday reiterated their demand of a CBI inquiry into the police-drug peddler nexus case after a girlfriend of a drug dealer alleged involvement of a politician's son in it.

"I have always been demanding CBI inquiry into this entire episode. Now after the revelation by drug peddler's girlfriend, it is ample clear that politicians too are involved in the case," leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly, Manohar Parrikar told reporters today.

Parrikar said that state police will not be able to conduct impartial inquiry as their own officers and state level politicians are allegedly involved in it.

He said that any agency which is from outside the state should investigate this case to maintain impartiality.

"Compared to state police, CBI can be influenced by very few politicians," Parrikar, former chief minister, said.

Lucky Farmhouse, model and a girlfriend of Israeli drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, in an email interview to PTI, had said that son of a politician often used to visit Atala at his place.

The Swedish model, who left Goa in February 2008 after putting up on internet her boyfriend's clips shot on spycam, in which he he blurted out his association with police, has said that she has lot more stuff which she is ready to share with investigating agencies.

Crime branch probing the case has arrested five policemen including a police inspector in this connection.

Six policemen were suspended for their alleged links with drug peddlers.


First Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 18:08

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