Drug case: Goa police mulls FIR against 5 suspended cops
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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.

PTI


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


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