Goa CM seeks report on police-drug dealers nexus

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Panaji, Jan 12 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamattoday asked the Home Ministry to submit a report in the casesexposing nexus between state police officers and drug dealers.

Kamat held a meeting with Home Minister Ravi Naik,Director General of Police Bhimsen Bassi and others in thebackdrop of a recent sting operation showing a Sub-Inspectorpushing drugs and also another development in which Israelidrug baron Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, apprehended last year inGoa, was arrested in Peru.

"I have asked them to submit a detailed report bytomorrow evening," the Chief Minister told reporters.

Kamat has also asked the Ministry to submit a reporton the custodial death of Cypriano Fernandes (39), a Non-Resident Indian who died after being arrested for assaultinghis neighbour.

The Director General of Police said they will initiateaction against Sub-Inspector Sunil Guddler, caught on cameraallegedly selling drugs, after Crime Branch submits a report.

Guddler was caught selling charas in a sting operationconducted by two Israeli girls, whose kin David Driham wasarrested by the Sub-Inspector in a narcotics case last year.

Bassi said efforts are being made to bring back Atala,who has been arrested by Interpol in Peru. Atala, who hadjumped bail and fled Goa, is an important link in thepolicemen drug peddler nexus case.

Last year, Atala was caught on the tape confessing tohis girlfriend about his links with the Goa police.

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