Mickky to head House Com. to probe Ravi-Roy's drug nexus

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 03 August 2012 13:58 IST

A House Committee, headed by Nuvem MLA Mickky Pacheco, will probe into the allegations of former home minister Ravi Naik’s son Roy running a drug mafia racket in the state during the erstwhile Congress regime.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, holding the home portfolio, also offered to file a fresh chargesheet against Roy Ravi Naik, if members came forward with evidence of his involvement in the cases of drug trade as well as extortion.

The issue was raised by Pacheco, asking why Roy Naik’s statement was not recorded by the police but many other Roy when Atala, a drug dealer, had mentioned name of Roy.

The chief minister said he himself is curious about the whole case as Ravi Naik, as the home minister, had skipped several Assembly sessions when he was raising the issue as the opposition leader.

Roy's name had figured in the drug trade in 2010 after Atala was arrested by the police.

The CID Crime Branch had however failed to investigate the case, due to which the Bombay High Court bench at Goa had to intervene and hand over the case to CBI.

“The police have managed to destroy lots of evidence before handing over the case to CBI. I really doubt whether the CBI would be able to prove the political connections”, said Parrikar.

He also pointed out Prakash Metri, the stock witness of the police in almost 55 cases, had given a bond of Rs 50,000 to get Atala released.

The role of the police thus becomes doubtful and needs to be probed into, added the CM.

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo alleged that Roy was involved into drug dealing and also into extortions in his constituency for running illegal dance bars and prostitution.

He thus appealed to Pacheco to head the House Committee and submit a report within a month, based on all the information supplied by various members of the House and other relevant information available.

The chief minister also made it clear that he would not tolerate any complaint as far as drugs and prostitution are concerned. 

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What about the rest, Viswajeet, Babu Kavlekar, Monseratte, Alemaos, and the other looters from previous govt. They are all left scot free. Viswajeet even have guts to open his mouth in the assembly on this subject. The current Govt. is clearly not interested in recovering the dough they looted from govt. treasury. Probably a deal has been struck.

Parrikar even said on the floor of the house that the Govt. departments are not cooperating in furnishing details of the deeds of the ministers from previous govt. Give me a break, who is the CM here?

Parrikar (the current Govt.) must expose the misdeeds of the previous corrupt ministers and mining mafias and bring them to justice. That was the will of the people and people voted Parrikar (BJP) to do that.

Thus far we have seen no signs from Govt. to go after the corrupts, the erstwhile self-appointed maharajas of Goa.

And appointment of Micky mouse to head some committee is just an eye wash.

- Jagan Kamat, Canada | 04 th August 2012 19:00


ha ha ha ha, this is so funny. One criminal to make enquiry of another criminal.

- bhushan, panaji | 04 th August 2012 10:18


Micky bab when Alemao Bros are likely to go in jail. Both Bros are currently gone underground. Parrikar bab we would also expect inquiry in goodies bestowed to people in Davorlim in the form of cylinders, gas stoves, water tanks by misuse of PWD Fund and cheques amounting to Rs. 2 crores through misappropriation of Indira Awas Yojana fund by Churchill on his year 2011 birthday

- Goa for Goans, Goa | 04 th August 2012 03:46


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