Panaji: The Goa Government today assured the
Opposition parties of conducting a "prompt and unbiased"
inquiry into the alleged police-drug peddler nexus in the
state in which six policemen were arrested.
"We will go through the demands of political parties. But
as far as government is concerned we will initiate a prompt
and unbiased inquiry into the case," Chief Secretary Sanjay
Srivastava told reporters here.
He, however, did not specify the nature of inquiry to be
launched into the case, which came to light in April when an
Israeli drug peddler was caught on camera bragging about his
links with policemen in the state.
Main Opposition BJP and National Students Union of India
(NSUI), a wing of ruling Congress, have demanded a probe
either by CBI or National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the
Srivastava said the government has gone through media
reports about involvement of a senior Goa politician`s son in
the drug trade. "We are looking into all aspects," he said,
but declined to comment on the political aspect of the issue.
Crime Branch is already inquiring into the case which is
being monitored by Director General of Police, he said.
Asked why the police had not recorded the statement of
Lucky Farmhouse, a key witness and ex-girlfriend of Israeli
drug peddler Atala alias Yaniv Benaim, Srivastava said he will
have to check the status of the case before commenting on it.
The arrested policemen are out on bail.