HC issues notices to Goa govt, CBI in drug nexus case

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Panaji, Jan 18 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today issuednotices to the Goa government, CBI and other probe authoritiesin connection with a petition filed by Congress'' frontalstudent organisation, NSUI in the policemen-drug peddler nexuscase.

The NSUI had filed a petition in the Goa bench of theHigh Court pleading that a CBI inquiry should be initiatedinto the policemen-politician-drugpeddler nexus cases reportedin the state following which a division bench issued noticesto Goa government, Anti-Narcotic Cell, Crime Branch and CBI,to which a reply has to be given in three weeks.

Advocate General Subodh Kantak appearing on behalf of thestate today sought the time to reply as he said that there wasno need to hurry as the cases were booked 7-9 months back.

Surendra Desai, representing the National Students Unionof India told the court that since the investigating agencieshave failed to probe the nexus, the petitioner has moved tothe court.

The petition points out that the investigation carriedout by crime branch in the drug nexus case was ''faulty''.

The police-politician-drugmafia nexus was exposed lastyear after Israeli drug baron Yaniv Benaim alias Atalaconfessed about his links with the policemen.

After the case was exposed, Atala''s girlfriend, LuckyFarmhouse had told media that State Home Home Minister RaviNaik''s son, Roy was frequenting at their place.

As Atala jumped the bail and went out of the country, amonth back another sting operation exposed Police SubInspector Sunil Guddler selling charas to two foreign girls.

Both the girls were kin of Israeli drug lord David Drihamalias Dudu who is currently being tried in the narcotics case.

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