Policemen-drug peddler nexus: NSUI moves HC seeking CBI probe

Congress-affiliated National Students` Union of India has moved the Bombay High Court seeking a CBI probe into the policemen-drug peddler nexus case in Goa.

Panaji: Congress-affiliated National
Students` Union of India has moved the Bombay High Court
seeking a CBI probe into the policemen-drug peddler nexus case
in Goa.

In a petition filed with the Goa bench here yesterday,
NSUI Goa chief Sunil Kawathankar said the case should be
handed over to the central investigation agency as the conduct
of the police officers probing it was doubtful.

"There`s doubt in the integrity of the police officers
investigating the case as some of the accused have been
released," Kavathankar said in the petition.

The petition would be heard next week.

Seven policemen were arrested last year after Israeli
drug lord Yaniv Benaim alias Atala had confessed about his
links with the policemen who were allegedly supplying him
drugs.

Swedish national and Atala`s former girlfriend Lucky
Farmhouse had shot the confession with a spycam and upload the
video on a social networking site, exposing the policemen-drug
peddler nexus in the state.

NSUI earlier had given 48 hours ultimatum to Chief
Minister Digambar Kamat to hand over the case to CBI or the
National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Kamat, however, had claimed he has not received any
ultimatum from NSUI, which happens to the frontal students`
wing of his party.

PTI