Goa police responsible for letting Atala go missing, says BJP

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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