Drug case: Goa police mulls FIR against 5 suspended cops

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 13:36

Panaji: Goa police is planning to file an
FIR against five policemen who were placed under suspension
for their alleged nexus with drug peddlers in the state.

High level sources in the department said that the Crime
Branch, which is investigating the nexus, is likely to file
the FIR soon.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav has
already given his consent to file the report against all five
policemen including police inspector Ashish Shirodkar.

An inspector, a head constable and three constables were
placed under suspension last week after an alleged drug
dealer, Yaniv Benahim alias Atala, was caught on camera
confessing to be close to Shirodkar.

Atala had claimed that Shirodkar was supplying him drugs
stolen from the Anti Narcotic Cell custody.

Similarly, interrogation of arrested drug dealer David
Griham alias Dudu by police had also revealed few names of
policemen providing him protection.
While Dudu is currently in judicial custody under
Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, Atala was
arrested on Tuesday under section 41 of CrPC.

DIG Yadav told reporters that Atala`s statement was
required to probe the police drug-peddler nexus claimed in the
video tape shot on spy cam, which exposed the links.


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First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 13:36

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