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Admn sheltering drug mafia, alleges Fiona

Fiona Mackeown alleges that the Goa's Home Minister and the state DGP are in nexus with the drug cartel.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2008 09:32 PM IST

Continuing her attack on the Goa Police and politicians, Fiona Mackeown, mother of slain British girl Scarlett Eden Keeling, on Saturday alleged that Home Minister Ravi Naik and state Director General of Police were having a nexus with the drug mafia.

"I had been informed that there is a strong nexus between drug mafia, Ravi Naik (current home minister) and Director General of Goa Police BS Brar," Fiona said before she went to the juvenile police station in Panaji to record her statement in connection with the death of her daughter.

Fiona's eldest daughter, Scarlett (15) was raped and murdered on Goa's popular Anjuna beach on February 18. The police investigations had zeroed in on two accused Samson D'Souza (a barman) and Placido Carvalho (drug trader) who have confessed to the crime.

While Samson is charged for drugging, raping and killing the girl, Placido has been accused of drugging and conspiring with Samson in the murder.

Fiona, who appeared in the police station accompanied by her lawyer Vikram Varma, said the Home Minister and DGP have full knowledge of crime-related activities and have done their best to protect criminals.

"That has been the case with my daughter also," she added.

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