The Union Government asked for more time to study the police-drug mafia nexus case in the state on Thursday, following which the Bombay High Court at Goa adjourned the case for next hearing on 17th March.
The lawyer representing union government pleaded for more time to study the matter in the case filed by National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) demanding inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the entire nexus.
During the last hearing, the court had directed Union of India to be made party for the petition, which is being heard before division comprising Justice S. C. Dharmadhikari and Justice F. M. Reis.
In the petition, NSUI Goa Chief Sunil Kawathankar had pleaded that the case be handed over to the central investigation agency suspecting the conduct of the police officers probing the nexus.
Goa government in its submission to the High Court, last month, had claimed that they have already written to the Union Ministry requesting to take over the cases allegedly involving Israeli drug dealers – Yaniv Benaim alias Atala and David Driham alias Dudu, and police officers.