The Central Bureau of Investigation is yet to take up drug nexus cases in Goa which were handed over to CBI through a High Court order, after National Students Union of India (NSUI) in Goa filed a petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa.
CBI’s Deputy Inspector General Pravin Salunke informed that they were awaiting notification from Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Delhi, following which investigations will begin.
The CBI was expecting DOPT to issue the notification in the last week of May.
The three police-drug nexus cases allegedly involves eight policemen, who were found having connections with Israeli drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala and David Driham alias Dudu. Though all policemen allegedly involved stand suspended, Atala and Dudu are out on bail.
The state government, which was initially reluctant to hand over these cases to CBI, had to bow down after High Court directed it to transfer the cases.