Court asks Goa if drug probe being given to CBI

Panaji, May 26 (Calcutta Tube) The Bombay High Court Wednesday asked the state government to spell out whether it was handing over the police-drug mafia nexus probe over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Justice N.A. Britto of the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court also asked the state prosecutor to inform the court formally about the government’s intent by May 28.

The bench was hearing the bail application of a senior police inspector, who is one of the seven policemen to have been arrested for their links to the drugs mafia.

The Crime Branch is at present probing the police-politician-drug mafia nexus, which was exposed after Swedish model Lucky Farmhouse uploaded on the internet the spycamera videos of her ex-boyfriend and dreaded Israeli drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, boasting of his links to the police and politicians in Goa.

Lucky has also claimed that she has video footage of a leading politician’s son dealing with drug dealers in Goa.

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar has already demanded that the nexus probe be handed over to the CBI for an impartial enquiry.

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