Action against 'peddler' police in 2 days: Ravi

PTI, PANAJI | 04 March 2010 21:49 IST

Goa government has decided to take action against PI Ashish Shirodkar, whose alleged links with Goa’s drugs mafia have been exposed by the media.

Home minister Ravi Naik today said his police officers are studying the video footage uploaded on YouTube. "The action would be taken in next two days," he said.

The controversial tape had alleged that Police Inspector Ashish Shirodkar, earlier attached to state's anti narcotic cell (ANC), was stealing drugs from the police lockers and selling it to the drug peddlers.

The video, uploaded two years ago, has shown Israeli national Atala, allegedly involved in state's drug trade, confessing that Shirodkar has been giving him protection and also providing drugs confiscated during various raids.

The video footage which is being examined by the police also shows Atala claiming that the drugs sealed by the court after arrest of the drug sellers was stolen by Shirodkar and later pushed back in the market.

"This should not have happened. If officers who are supposed to work for the people and weed out illegalities like drugs are acting like this, we will not spare them," Naik said.

The Home Minister said the police top brass has initiated thorough inquiry into the tape and will come with the results in a time bound manner.

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How is that stock of such siezed drugs are not audited periodicaly by police dept? This is just one of the pit of iceberg. Without political patronage this cannot happen. God Save Goa!

- Shekhar Gaitonde, Panaji Goa | 05 th March 2010 11:53

 

How can the drug trade be carried out on such a large scale without political patronage? In the public interest, it is necessary that a thorough inquiry is conducted and the nexus between the anti-social elements, police and corrupt politicians is exposed.

- Vishwas Prabhudesai, Loliem | 05 th March 2010 09:12

 

What about your son Ravi? People say he is also involved in drug trade. What action are you going to take against him if it is found true? So weed out this illegality also. As for the PI, this should be his end.

- Joe Rebello, Panjim | 05 th March 2010 01:49

 

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