National Students Union of India President Sunil Khautankar on Tuesday morning called on Governor Dr S S Sidhu to demand that the investigations into the drug dealer-police-politician nexus be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The drug dealer police nexus came to be exposed following an upload on popular social networking site youtube.com by Lucky Farmhouse the former girlfriend of Atala a known drug peddler from Goa who was seen boasting of having links with the police and politicians to carry on his nefarious activities.
Subsequently, following a departmental enquiry, seven police personnel including one of the rank of Police Inspector were placed under suspension as it was found that narcotics from police custody were missing thereby giving credence to Atala’s boast that police were providing him with narcotics for sale in the open market.
It may be recalled that the NSUI has been consistently demanding that this case be handed over to the CBI particularly following allegations that Home Minister Ravi Naik’s son Roy Naik was involved.
Sunil himself had to face the brunt as unknown assailants attacked him last month causing serious injuries to his face which left him unable to even speak for over a fortnight.
After calling on the Governor, he said he would also follow up on this demand with Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. It may be recalled that the NSUI claims to have already appraised Rahul Gandhi of this matter.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s visit to the Governor on Tuesday morning created a flutter as it was rumoured that he had gone to discuss the modalities of handing over the investigations to the CBI.
However, speaking to Goa Chronicle over the telephone Mr. Kamat put to rest those rumours stating that he had merely paid a courtesy visit to the Governor to present him with sweets as is the tradition in Goa during the Ganesh Festival.