BJP demands to probe tainted cops by central agency

PTI, PANAJI | 08 March 2010 17:47 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded that central agency should probe the association of few state police officers with drug peddlers in Goa.

"The matter is very serious. It should be thoroughly investigated. We feel that any central agency should investigate into it," BJP Goa Unit President Laxmikant Parsekar told a news conference today.
"There should be inquiry from unbiased agency," he said, adding that he has no faith in the inquiry by police department of its own officers.
Parsekar commented that the recent expose of policemen selling drugs from the anti narcotic cell stores is a tip of an iceberg. "There is a lot to it and we have been raising the issue in the state legislative assembly so often," Parsekar, who is also the MLA representing Mandrem in coastal Pernem taluka, said.
The BJP is the main opposition in the legislative assembly. It has also demanded resignation of home minister Ravi Naik on moral grounds.
Goa police had suspended five policemen including an officer of inspector's rank for their alleged links with the drug-peddlers in the state.
Crime Branch had initiated inquiry into the entire episode after an Israeli drug peddler, Atala, confessed on a hidden camera, about his association with the policemen.

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