Goa constable with drug-mafia link surrenders
A Goa Police constable, who was evading arrest for over two months in a police-drug peddler nexus case, in which six of his colleagues and seniors are behind bars, surrendered before a local court today.india Updated: May 14, 2010 19:36 IST
A Goa Police constable, who was evading arrest for over two months in a police-drug peddler nexus case, in which six of his colleagues and seniors are behind bars, surrendered before a local court Friday.
Sanjay Parab surrendered to the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Court at Mapusa, about 10 km from Panaji, Deputy Superintendent of Police or DSP (Crime Branch) Chandrakant Salgaonkar said.
The 30-year-old will be arrested once he is handed over to Crime Branch by the court, the DSP said.
Parab was amongst seven policemen booked by Crime Branch for alleged links with Israeli drug peddlers Yaniv Benaim alias Atala and David Driham alias Dudu.
Crime Branch has arrested six of them - Inspector Ashish Shirodkar, Sub-Inspector Punaji Gawas, a head constable and three constables.
Parab was on the run since the first week of March when a case was filed against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act and NDPS Act. Crime Branch issued a lookout notice against Parab when he failed to respond to its summons.
Police were expecting Parab to surrender Thursday after his lawyer withdrew an anticipatory bail petition filed in the Goa Bench of Bombay High Court, claiming his client will surrender to the investigating agencies.
The nexus was exposed after Atala confessed on video tape about his links with the Police.