The Special Investigation Team constituted to probe the Police Sub Inspector Sunil Gudlar case on Sunday filed a First Information Report against the officer after preliminary investigations. The FIR is also lodged against others without naming them.
It may be recalled that in a sting operation carried out by drug peddler David Driham alias Dudu’s sister and girlfriend, PSI Gudlar was seen selling drugs to them and also bragging about corruption in the department. The SIT is headed by Superintendent of Police Omprakash Kurtarkar.
The FIR has been filed under Sections 380 (theft), 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Sections 7, 11, 12, 13 (1) c and 14 (1 (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and under Section 8-C of Narcotic Drug & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, read with sections 28, 29, 30, 31 and 59 (2) (b).
The FIR has been filed in the wake of an application filed by social activists in a local court seeking direction to the Police to act in the matter as the petitioners contended that the police were dragging their feet in this particular case.
The petition filed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class at Panjim, names former Superintendent of Police Veenu Bansal as one of the accused and also names Roy Naik, Home Minister Ravi Naik’s son as one of the persons involved in the case. Veenu Bansal is currently in Arunachal Pradesh and the FIR does not name him or Roy Naik.
Police spokesman Atmaram Deshpande said that the case has been registered but arrests would be executed only after the investigations are over.