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Goa cop says being "framed" in drug nexus case

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:37

Panaji: Police Sub Inspector Sunil Guddler
arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a drug
nexus case told a court on Thursday that he was being framed by the
drug lobby.

The former Anti Narcotic Cell police officer told
Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances court that he had
met two women Ayala and Zarina, both related to drug lord
David Driham alias Dudu, after receiving information that both
were into the drug trade.

The lawyer representing Guddler said his client had gone
to meet the women as part of intelligence gathering.

The sub inspector arrested last week by CBI was brought
before the court to get his remand extended.

The suspended officer has moved a bail petition before
the court.

Guddler`s lawyer said when he went to the house of both
the women, he had informed his superiors and there was noting
in the station diary about his assignment.

Guddler pointed out that his former boss, Superintendent
of Police Veenu Bansal, subsequently transferred from the
state, knew about the assignment.

The lawyer said Bansal, whose name has been mentioned
in the statements, has not been summoned by CBI and that
Bansal’s statement is crucial to prove the innocence of his

The court will give its order on the bail petition on
October 17.

Guddler, formerly attached to ANC, had arrested Dudu at

The sting operation, allegedly conducted by both the
women connected to Dudu, had shown Guddler visiting their
place and trading drugs.


First Published: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:37

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