Engg Students robbed and harassed by Goa cops

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Bangalore, Nov 2: A group of engineering students were robbed by two Goa policemen on the Baga beach. The cops threatened them that if they complain against them, then the cops would file a false case against the students and put them behind the bars.

The students told the police that they were not carrying any liquor or cigarettes, when the police didn't find anything objectionable then they demanded for cash.

"One of the cops demanded Rs. 50,000 to let us all go and even threatened to foist a false complaint and throw us behind bars. We told them that we were students and did not have that much money, but they were in no mood to listen," said another victim.

One of the victim informed his parents about the issue and they took the help of a senior police officer in Bangalore.

Next day, Superintendent of Police, Goa, North, Aravind Gawas was informed about the issue, then the superintendent informed the Deputy Superintendent of Pandharinath Mapari.

The victims were taken to the Calangute police station by the deputy superintendent, where they identified the culprits from the line-up of police personnel. The culprits apologised and returned back the money.

Meanwhile, the students filed a complaint and sent a copy to the National Human Rights Commission. They want that necessary action should be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.

"I'm deeply concerned about the safety of tourists in Goa," said Abdul Hameed, father of one of the victims.

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