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Police assure NCP of probe into cop`s suicide

Last Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 15:36

Panaji: A Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator`s complaint, accusing three Crime Branch officers of abetting the suicide of a constable, will be examined, the Goa Police Thursday said.

Confirming Benaulim legislator Mickky Pacheco`s complaint, Director General of police (DGP) Aditya Arya said: "We are looking into the complaint. The Goa Police have lost one of our family and we are going to get to the bottom of the matter."

Police driver Chandru Gawas consumed rat poison while on duty last week and succumbed to internal injuries Monday.

In his dying declaration to special judicial magistrate Maria Mascarenhas, constable Gawas said Deputy Superintendent of Police Chandrakant Salgaonkar and inspectors Sunita Sawant and Pravin Vast were harassing him at work, which was why he was forced to commit suicide.
"All the three police officers should be arrested immediately because they are trying to destroy evidence, which is leading to them," Pacheco said, after meeting the DGP Thursday.

Speaking to reporters later, Arya said he has summoned the accused and the top brass at the Crime Branch.


First Published: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 15:36
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