Goa Govt to decide handing over police-drug dealer nexus case

Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 22:41

Panaji: Goa government may decide on handing
over the police-drug peddler case to CBI by Thursday evening,
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said today.

"I have not seen the file. Probably, they will put up the
file this evening," Kamat told reporters here.

He said that the file will have to go through entire
process which includes referring it to directorate of
prosecution (DoP).

Kamat said he has to discuss the matter with state home
minister and chief secretary before commenting on the issue.

Goa Bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday had asked the
prosecution to cross check with the state government whether
the drug peddler police nexus case would be handed over to

The court has fixed the next hearing on Friday.

The bench was hearing bail petition filed by Ashish
Shirodkar, a police inspector, who was amongst the seven
policemen arrested for their alleged links with drug barons
operating in the state.

Seven policemen were arrested after an Israeli drug
dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala confessed on a spy cam about
his links with Goa police.

Atala had claimed that Police Inspector Ashish Shirodkar
was supplying him drugs, seized by ANC during various raids.


First Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 22:41

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