Goa: 5 policemen suspended for links with drug peddler



Panaji: Goa police on Friday suspended five police personnel, including an inspector and a head constable, after a video footage, allegedly showing a notorious drug peddlar claiming to have links with them, poped up.

Police inspector Ashish Shirodkar along with four other policemen, earlier attached to the Anti-Narcotic Cell, were suspended after the footage allegedly showed Israeli drug peddler Atala boasting about his links with the cops, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav told a news agency.

Yadav said the Crime Branch will initiate an inquiry into the controversial tape which was uploaded on a website.

Atala was caught on camera claiming that Shriodkar used to steal drugs from the Anti-Narcotic Cell Locker and push it back into the market through him, Yadav said.

PTI