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HC to take Suo-Moto Cognizance of Goa Drug Menace

The Bombay High Court at Panaji today indicated that it may have to take Suo-Motu cognizance on the alleged rampant drug menace in the Goa.

This observation by a Division bench comprising of Justice A.P.Lavande and Justice U.V.Bakre was made while hearing a petition against Noise Pollution.

The Court expressed its unhappiness regarding the sorry state of affairs with the authorities failing to act in accordance with law.   

Expressing concern that even the Calangute MLA Michael Lobo was helpless after having filed a complaint about drug trafficking and even naming the alleged offenders, the Court inquired with Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni about the sad state of affairs especially in the northern coastal belt.

The Court adjourned the matter to until tomorrow.


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