Police arrested for sexual abuse

PTI, PANAJI | 14 January 2013 23:48 IST

A head constable was today arrested in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of commercial sex workers, police said.

Waman Naik, a head constable with Goa police, along with another head constable Santosh Vengurlekar and constable Vijay Gaikwad, was suspended on December 6 last year after two commercial sex workers filed a complaint with the crime branch that the police personnel had exploited them.

The sex workers had alleged that they were sexually abused by the policemen in return of protection to their business and they also tried to extort money from them in 2010-11.

Naik was arrested after being produced before the Goa bench of Bombay High Court, where he had filed the anticipatory bail petition.

"As the petition was supposed to be heard today, he came to withdraw it along with his lawyer and surrendered," police inspector (crime branch) Sunita Sawant said.

Naik would be produced before the court tomorrow to seek his remand as his custodial interrogation is required, Sawant added.

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If convicted, Vaman Naik should have additional years of imprisonment added to his sentence, for absconding from and delaying JUSTICE.

Absconding from Justice has become a habitual past-time for alleged criminals,specially the Police & Politicians in Goa.

I guess the next Politician that will abscond is Mickky Pacheco,if his sentence for assaulting a Government worker is is upheld by the High Court on 17th Jan 2013 and the Lower Courts order is dismissed.

- N.Fernandes, London | 15 th January 2013 00:20

 

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