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Goa Govt decides to seek CBI probe

Scarlett Keeling, a 15-yr-old British girl, was found dead on Goa's popular Anjuna beach on February 18.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Panaji
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2008 11:47 AM IST

Under pressure on the credibility of the police investigation, the Goa government on Wednesday formally decided to seek a CBI probe into the death of British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling.

"The state government has given its nod for the transfer of the case to the CBI. All the formalities in this regard will be completed in the next couple of days," a senior police officer told PTI.

Earlier, the state government had expressed its willingness to hand over the case to CBI, but had not taken the final stand on the issue.

"It is decided now. Previously it was just willingness to transfer," the officer said. Scarlett, a 15-year-old British national, was found dead on Goa's popular Anjuna beach on February 18.

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