The Nationalist Congress Party, alliance partner of the Congress ruling Goa, on Monday demanded the ouster of Home Minister Ravi Naik in the wake of scandals hitting the Police Department.
Speaking to media persons, NCP Goa President Surendra Sirsat said that Ravi should take responsibility for the mess and gracefully step down, failing which he said the Chief Minister should sack him.
Former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco who has for long been demanding that the police-drug peddlers nexus case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigations, wondered why the government was not doing so and asserted that the truth had to be made known to the people.
While pointing out that Suresh Kalmadi was being probed immediately after the Commonwealth Games scam and Raja had to resign over the 2G scam, he wondered why Ravi Naik was sought to be protected by Digambar Kamat.
Goa Police that was reeling under last year’s expose of drug dealer Atala bragging about getting his drugs from the police themselves, which resulted in seven police personnel getting suspended, was further disgraced recently when PSI Sunil Gudlar was caught on camera selling drugs to two foreign girls.