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Goa Govt promises prompt probe in police-drug peddler nexus

Goa Government today assured a "prompt and unbiased" inquiry into the alleged police-drug peddler nexus in which six policemen were arrested. "We will go through the demands of political parties. But as far as government is concerned we will initiate a prompt and unbiased inquiry into the case," Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava told reporters.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2010 15:10 IST

Goa Government on Saturday assured a "prompt and unbiased" inquiry into the alleged police-drug peddler nexus in which six policemen were arrested.

"We will go through the demands of political parties. But as far as government is concerned we will initiate a prompt and unbiased inquiry into the case," Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava told reporters.

Sanjay, however, did not specify the nature of inquiry to be launched into the case, which came to light in April when an Israeli drug peddler was caught on camera bragging about his alleged links with policemen in the state.

Main Opposition BJP and National Students Union of India (NSUI), a wing of ruling Congress, have demanded a probe either by CBI or National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Srivastava said the Government has gone through media reports about involvement of a senior Goa politician's son in the drug trade. "We are looking into all aspects," he said but declined to comment on the political aspect of the issue.

Crime Branch is already inquiring into the case which is being monitored by Director General of Police, he said.

Asked why the police had not recorded the statement of Lucky Farmhouse, a key witness and ex-girlfriend of Israeli drug peddler Atala alias Yaniv Benaim, Srivastava said he will have to check the status of the case before commenting on it.

The arrested policemen are out on bail.