Crime branch arrests 6 policemen in drug nexus case

PTI, PANAJI | 18 March 2010 18:17 IST

Ashish Shirodkar

Six policemen, including a police inspector, were arrested today by the Goa Crime Branch for their alleged links with drug peddlers in the state.

The arrested six were booked by crime branch earlier for hatching conspiracy and under prevention of corruption act, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav told PTI.

Inspector Ashish Shirodkar, who was named by an alleged Israeli drug dealer on a video tape shot with a spy camera, is among the arrested police personnel, he said.

The Crime Branch had been investigating the case after a video shot with a hidden camera surfaced on Internet in which the Israeli drug dealer identified as Yaniv Benaim alias Atala claimed that he had paid Shirodkar a hefty sum to buy drugs seized by the anti-narcotic cell. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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Earlier, Police were arresting robbers and criminals, but now things have changed because of Hi Tech Age and Modern World. Now Police are catching more Policemen because it has come to a final confirmation. I think that it was not an ordinary person who was only doing dirty things but there were HIDDEN POLICEMEN also doing severe dirty things - Thanks to Atalatech.(New Cyber Link in Goa). In this Picture above, PI - Mr. Ashish Shirodkar, looks very relaxed and comfortable! May be, he already received Assurance from the TOP POLITICIAN Linked to this Issue,'that he will be declared innocent and will be promoted as DySP'.

- Joe Ganja, Overseas | 23 rd March 2010 11:42


This proves that our whole system has become corrupt in Goa. Can anyone imagine, without hand of politician, a police inspector and 5 constables can run this drug racket?

- Sanjay p Sawant Dessai, Curchorem goa | 19 th March 2010 21:34


The common man wants the big fish behind the curtain to be exposed and punished! It is the observation of the common man that the small fish always gets caught in the net and the big fish, conveniently allowed to escape!

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 19 th March 2010 14:33


Everything seems to be going in the right direction. But is it really going to be in effect or this is just done to fool the Goans? Whatever but at no cost should Chandrakant Salgaoncar be allowed to carry on with the investigation of this case. Just as Mr. Parrikar said it should be handed over to a neutral agency or the CBI should be involved in this case since it is a grave crime given that it is the guardians of the law involved in it. Chandrakant Salgaoncar will destroy evidence as he is an expert at it. Or it can even be that Ashish may pass on some of the loot to Chandrakant Salgaoncar and that would be the end of the case which will be surely acquitted in the Court due to weak evidence. It should be seen that the guilty goes punished and those crooked officers who show reluctance to bring them to justice (themselves being bribed) should be punished more stiffly. Goa needs good police officers who are immediately transferred by the ministers if any of their henchmen or relatives are arrested or tackled by these honest officers. I know there are still quite a lot of honest police officers in the Goa Police force. Till they are not heard of because they are rotting in the GRP (Goa Reserve Police) Camp as they would not bend to the politicians or the corrupt and crooked police officers of higher ranks. This is the sorry state of the Police department.

- Menino G. P. T. Fernandes (Valpoi/UK), United Kingdom of Great Britain | 19 th March 2010 00:22


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