It looks the like the police-drug mafia nexus case will fall flat due to the lack of evidence CBI claims no proof to establish the case in the court.
CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is considered to be one of the most powerful and efficient investigation agencies in India. All the serious cases are finally handed over to the CBI which is out of the reach of local police and crime branch. The police-drug dealer nexus came into the light somewhere in 2010 when the ANC (Anti-Narcotics Cell) had arrested the Israeli drug dealer Dudu at Anjuna for the alleged possession of the drug.
Subsequently, CBI arrested five police constables in alleged Police-drug dealer nexus in the year 2012 for the purpose of investigation and that apparently got completed in 2013. In the year 2014 CBI filed supplementary chargesheet before the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) court at Mapusa and in the year 2015 all the police personnel involved into this case had been reinstated back into their jobs. “Their suspension was revoked by the home ministry. “According to the news published in a local daily, Goa government on Tuesday reinstated two senior police officers and five constables who were suspended and arrested for their involvement with drug peddlers in the state in 2010. The state home department had shown mercy on these cops by restoring them back to their respective posts. The cops who were allotted their portfolio by the home department are, PI Ashish Shirodkar, PSI Panaji Gawas and five constables who were suspended following their online exposure by a foreign model who was the friend of drug mafia Atala.”
The CBI, after completion of their probe on Friday 4th December 2015, had filed a fat 110 pages chargesheet before the JMFC (Judicial magistrate First Class) court at Panaji. The chargesheet had ruled out any possibility of Police-drug nexus due to lack of evidence. Although the CBI managed to file the accusation against the then ANC Police Inspector Ashish Shirodkar in the case of forgery and cheating, CBI claimed that Shirodkar had obtained the Mobile SIM card by forging the documents and used the same to connect with drug dealers.
The CBI managed to file 14 witnesses in this case and besides Ashish Shirodkar, no other police personnel have been made the accused in this case. The CBI failed to prove the police-drug mafia nexus due to the lack of evidence. While doing this CBI kept the door open of departmental enquiry against the six policemen. This case was investigated by the Police Inspector S. Parab from CBI.
Although CBI claimed no evidence but the sources revealed that those who tipped the local police and CBI on alleged Police-drug mafia nexus do not want to come in front to become the witness in the court against the police personnel and they have pleaded their inability to do so.
Imagine the situation, here the CBI did not manage to collect the enough pieces of evidence against the police personnel involved in the drug nexus, what will happen when politicians get investigated?, Unless, they are not the part of the ruling government. People started losing its faith in the local police and started looking at the CBI as the final option for getting the justice. But the present performance of CBI may raise the following concern amongst the people of Goa. Is the whole system is corrupt? Or there are some places where there is no corruption? Please do not forget to leave your valuable comments and suggestions at the DISQUS forum at the bottom of this article and share it with millions of users.
Source: Various Sources