Goa panel wants drug nexus case to be handed over to CBI

Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 23:39

Panaji: A legislature panel has taken a view
that the police-drug peddler nexus probe be handed over to
CBI, even as the Goa government is delaying the move.

"It is important that such nexus is nipped in the bud in
the interest of the next generation. It (the committee) has no
hesitation to recommend that the drug nexus needs to be
cracked down on priority" the Ad hoc Committee on Home chaired
by the Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said in a report,
adding the case be handed over to the CBI.

"The committee strongly feels that the police department
is not at all serious in cracking the police-politician-drug
peddler nexus," the report said.

Passing strictures against the police, the committee has
said that police are more interested in protecting their
colleagues.

"The investigating team has done no serious efforts to
gather evidence in the case," the committee said.

Seven policemen were arrested after Israeli drug peddler
Yaniv Benaim alias Atala had confessed on spy cam about his
links with anti narcotic cell police.

The legislative committee has also recommended that the
Crime Branch should be trained to handle the criminal cases to
prepare better investigation reports during trial proceedings
to increase the conviction rate in general and crime rate in
particular.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 23:39

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