Home Minister Ravi Naik whose son Roy Naik is accused of being close to drug dealers like Atala, on Tuesday asserted that there is no drug mafia in Goa.
Speaking to media persons after inaugurating a new barrack for Goa Reserve Police at Altinho, Panjim, he said that he had personally visited Calangute, Baga and Anjuna beaches to ensure that there is no drug trade going on in this belt.
He said that stringent action by the police against those dealing with narcotics has cleansed Goa of the menace and added that the police will continue its drive against narco dealers.
He also urged police officers not to succumb to political pressures while doing their duties. He admitted that politicians tend to influence police officers but urged the officers to rebuff such pressures.
The new barrack with 28 beds with individual cupboards has been constructed at a total cost of Rs 1.27 crore and Ravi Naik assured the police personnel that more and better facilities will be provided to them.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Goa’s Liberation Day has announced a Rs 1-crore financial assistance to Goa Police Welfare Society.