Goa police form SIT to probe police-drug peddling nexus case

Panaji, Jan 14 (PTI) Goa Police today constituted aspecial investigation team (SIT) to probe the video footagewhich allegedly showed an Anti-Narcotic Cell officer sellingcharas through two girls of foreign origin.

Police Sub Inspector Sunil Guddler was suspended lastnight, eight days after he was caught in the sting operation.

Police spokesperson Atmaram Deshpande said that SIT ledby superintendent of Police Omprakash Kurtarkar will conductthe probe.

Two girls -- an Israeli and a Kazak -- had caught Guddleron camera while handing them drugs for sale, during the periodwhen he headed the Anti-Narcotic Cell.

Ayala Driham, the Israeli national, had claimed that shecarried out the sting operation because Guddler had framed upher bother David Driham alias Dudu in another narcotic case.

The other girl, the Kazak national Zarina, is Dudu''sgirlfriend.

The name of the superintendent of police Veenu Bansal,who is now posted in Arunachal Pradesh, too figures in thestatement given by Ayala and Zarina to the Crime branch.

Sources stated that Crime Branch has faxed a summonsto Bansal to appear before the investigating officer in thiscase.

The footage of the sting operation, which was aired onlocal newschannels, also showed Guddler confessing that he hadthreatened Dudu''s landlord, one Sagar, that he would be framedup by planting drugs.

Guddler was also seen saying that his seniors too tookbribes.

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