Drugs nexus case to be handed over to CBI

PTI, PANAJI | 24 January 2011 19:12 IST

Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat today said the state government is weighing the proposal to hand over the policemen-drug peddler nexus case to the CBI.

"The state home ministry's proposal to hand over the entire drug nexus investigations (to the CBI) is under active consideration," Kamat told Press Trust of India.

He said the state home ministry has already moved the file and "I am considering it."

The state government has been facing flak after the Crime Branch made no substantial breakthrough in the investigations into the policemen-politician-drug peddler nexus cases, which have kept coming into light in the state

Home minister Ravi Naik was also in the line of fire for allegedly derailing the nexus probe.

Two big Israeli drug lords - Atala alias Yaniv Benaim and Dudu alias David Driham-, were arrested by state police.

While Atala was arrested after his former girlfriend Lucky Amori caught him in a sting confessing about his links, Dudu was arrested with cocktail of drugs.

The sting operation conducted by Dudu's sister, Ayala Driham, had caught police sub inspector Sunil Guddler, selling drugs on the camera.

Opposition BJP had raised the demand to hand over the probe to the central agency following which Congress' Frontal Students Union, National Students Union of India (NSUI) had also moved the high court demanding a CBI probe into the case.

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Every Goan will identify with the comment of Vishwas Prabudesai.

Corruption in Goa is extreme in all stratas of Goa`s administration.

Digamber Kamat and his bunch of Money making Merry Men" are unable to "rule by law"

Digamber Kamat is no statesman and has no brinkmanship and will never ever be one.He washes down everything and anything.

Goa needs to be now ruled by someone with an "IRON FIST"....not by a bunch of male " rocking dolls"

- N.Fernandes, London | 27 th January 2011 17:02


It is a sad fact that all the time the government insisted that there were no drugs in Goa. When the case file of teenager Scarlett Keeling was handed over to the CBI, they may have stepped on drug-dealings too, during their course of investigations. The issue was raised by the Opposition during the last Session of the Assembly. Now it seems the file clearing to be handed over to the CBI from early November, 2010, in the meanwhile went missing, implying that the offenders, if any, got ample time to clean up some, as isusually the case, the trail getting cold. Investigations by anyone high and mighty in the end, yielding no results, the files are closed, wrapped up with nothing go on. A nail in the coffin of justice system.

- Ludovico, Old-Goa | 27 th January 2011 12:11


The need of the hour is to see the criminals and the culprits getting punished for their crimes as an impression is developing among the masses that the criminals never get punished and they always escape by using their political connections or the money power!

This is happening as we have never bothered to insulate the investigation agencies from the interference from their political bosses and as a result- most of the investigations result into a waste of public funds as the criminals- all the time go unscathed.

Within a short span of 64 years- we have brought this country to a brink of collapse by numerous scams and milking its resources for selfish purpose,

Time has come for the people to realize the seriousness of the issue and to wake up--otherwise it would be too late.........

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 27 th January 2011 10:00


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