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Activists Move Court Demanding Action Against Gudlar

Thirteen activists moved the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Court at Mapusa demanding action against Police Sub Inspector Sunil Gudlar over the revelations made by him in a sting operation.
The activists have expressed fears that the police are attempting to save Gudlar and pointed out that not even a First Information Report has been filed against the officer even though he made some startling disclosures that are against the law.

Dudu’s Sister Gave Tapes To Ravi Naik

Ayala Driham, Dudu’s sister who carried out the sting operation against Police Sub Inspector Sunil Gudlar revealed that she had provided copies of the tape to Home Minister Ravi Naik before releasing them to the media.
While asserting that her brother Dudu was falsely implicated in drug cases she said she volunteered for the sting operation just to prove the wrongdoings of the Goa Police.
In a statement given to the police, Ayala said that she had provided all the three tapes to Ravi Naik before leaking them to the media in a hope that the Home Minister would initiate some action. However, as there was no action forthcoming, she gave the tapes to media persons.

French Naval Officer Arrested For Bar Brawl

A French naval officer was arrested by Goa Police for a night club brawl at Calangute beach after he reportedly attacked police personnel and also damaged their vehicle.
The officer Henri Emile was arrested under Sections 323, 353 and 336 of the Indian Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, endangering life or personal safety of others.

Indo-French War Exercise

The Indo-French war exercise that will be held from 11th January 200 nautical miles of Goa coast, has an element of novelty to it as this will be the first deployment of the French Navy’s FNS Forbin destroyer that was inducted only recently. FNS Forbin is part of the French carrier strike group led by the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
The naval exercised named ‘Varuna 2010’ will also have E2C Hawkeye, the airborne early warning aircrafts as part of the French contingent according to French Rear Admiral Jean Louis Kerignard who is commanding the French Maritime Force.

Matanhy Unhappy With CRZ2011 Notification

Ex-MLA and chairperson of the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) Matanhy Saldanha has expressed his shock over the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 as notified by the Ministry for Environment and Forests as many of the issues agreed have not been incorporated in the notification.
Revealing that the NFF had four rounds of negotiations with the Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh and his specially designated officer Dr. Senthilvel, during which the two had agreed upon various issues that would be incorporated in the notification and further had agreed to disagree on issues where no meeting ground was found.

Who Was Behind the Gudlar Sting Operation?

While it is known that Ayala Driham, sister of Israeli drug dealer David Driham alias Dudu languishing in the jail in Goa over drugs charges carried out the sting operation exposing the ugly underside of the Anti Narcotics Cell of Goa Police, who planned, financed this operation remains shrouded in mystery.
Ayala in her statement while admitting that she carried out the sting operation against Police Sub Inspector Sunil Gudlar along with her brother’s girlfriend Zarina however also revealed that she was urged to carry out the operation by some people, whom she has not named.
She revealed that she was approached in October 2010 by some person in Israel who showed a keen interest in the police-drug dealer nexus in Goa and asked her if she was willing to be the decoy to prove that police do supply drugs.

Atala Arrested In Peru

In what could give some relief to the Goa Police, Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, the Israeli drug lord who managed the give the police a slip, was arrested by the Interpol in the South American country Peru.
It may be recalled that Atala jumped bail granted to him by the NDPS Court in Goa and had returned to his home country leaving the Goa Police red faced. Atala is a crucial link in the police-drug dealers nexus that is being probed by the Crime Branch in Goa after Atala’s ex-girlfriend Lucky Farmhouse posted a video clip of Atala boasting about his links on a social networking site.

Yet Another Temple Robbed

Even as trustees of temple trusts in Goa came together to demand that the government protect their institutes, burglars after lying low for a few days, struck at the Nag...

Russian Molested, Telugu Arrested

Following a complaint by a Russian woman of molestation, police arrested 20-year old native of Andhra Pradesh Sai Kiran.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening when Sai Kiran was playing football at the Arambol beach along with two other friends. When the ball landed near the Russian woman who was alone on the beach, Sai Kiran went to fetch it and struck a conversation with her.
When she tried to oblige Sai Kiran’s request for a cigarette, he molested her and after the woman screamed for help, her husband and police who were nearby rushed to her aid.