Panaji: The Goa Legislative Assembly was
adjourned twice today in the wake of allegations made by Fiona
Mackeown, mother of slain British teenager Scarlett Keeling,
against State Home minister Ravi Naik and his son Roy.
Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar today moved an
adjournment motion over Fiona`s statement before Goa
Children`s Court (GCC) that Roy along with four others used to
give drugs to her daughter Scarlett.
The British mother on Monday had deposed before GCC that
she was told that Ravi Naik and his son were heading drug
trade in the state.
Speaker Pratapsingh Rane refused to admit the adjournment
motion stating that since the matter is sub judice, he would
not like to discuss it in the House.
Opposition benches, irked over the Speaker`s response,
rushed to the well of the House shouting slogans against the
They demanded that the motion be allowed so that the drug
nexus issue can be discussed. Initially, the Speaker adjourned
the House for ten minutes. When the House assembled again,
Opposition benches continued sloganeering and sat in the Well
of the house forcing adjournment till lunch break.
This is the fifth time that the monsoon session, which
began on July 19, was adjourned on the same issue.
The Opposition has been demanding CBI inquiry into the
drug nexus, which was exposed after Israeli drug peddler,
Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, had confessed about his links with
policemen. Seven cops were arrested in this connection.
The issue hit headlines when Swedish model and Atala`s
ex-girlfriend claimed that Roy Naik (Home Minister`s son) was
often visiting Atala`s place in Goa.