Goa police responsible for letting Atala go missing, says BJP
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 20:36
  
Panaji: The Goa BJP today alleged that the state police had let Israeli drug peddler Yaniv Benaim alias Atala go missing in a bid to cover up in the drug peddler nexus case.

"Atala is missing as police were not willing to keep a tab on him. This proves that there is a nexus between drug peddlers and policemen," BJP's Goa Unit Spokesman Rajendra Arlekar said.

"The lethargy by police in letting Atala go missing is a clear indication that there is an attempt to cover up by police and all the officers including the Director General of Police are responsible for it," he added.

Atala, an important link in policemen drug peddler nexus, has jumped bail and is missing from the state. Seven policemen were arrested after Atala's former girlfriend Lucky Farmhouse uploaded video on social networking website, which showed the drug peddler bragging of his links with the policemen.

Arlekar said that after Atala's disappearance, the need to hand over the case to the CBI has been confirmed.

"Police are busy covering up the issue. For time being let's forget about politicians involved in the issue. There is urgent need to expose nexus between policemen and drug peddlers," he said.

The CBI being an independent agency can bust the nexus, he added. n

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 20:36


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