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Youtube video shows nexus of drug mafia, Goa police

Wednesday, 3 March 2010
March 03:

Panaji, March 03: A video uploaded on the popular Youtube website showing an Israeli drug dealer talking about his alleged links with the Goa police's anti-narcotics sleuths has created a flutter in the state.

The 8.16-minute long video was uploaded on youtube.com by user OrenbenYaish back in April 20, 2008, and features Atala, a reportedly notorious Israeli drug peddler.

Atala, an Israeli youngster with close cropped head, is shown in the video speaking about how a senior anti-narcotics cell (ANC) officer, whom he identifies as 'Ashish', regularly sells him drugs seized from raids and even deposited with the magistrate.

"This Panjim police... this narcotics the chief.. Big chief. Maybe he is one giving drugs. Maybe... he said something to give it to friend. All the time he is giving me five kg charas, ecstasy...," Atala, who has been arrested previously on drug peddling charge told an unidentified person in the video.

"He is very young. Three star (inspector). Before I meet him two star.., only two star. Now he get one more star and he is now big chief... The head anti-narcotic. He know me from before. The first time I meet him. I fight with... he said Atala, listen u my friend. I know u good heart. I like you. I create no problem for you. Give me 10 ecstasy. I tell listen.. You are anti-narcotics. I not give u 10 ecstasy. I scare to give you. He said you are my friend. I open my pocket and give him 10 ecstasy," Atala says, adding this risk had forged the relationship between the two "more stronger and stronger and stronger".

During the video, an unknown person, whom Atala identifies as an ANC official, also hands him a white plastic bag with cocaine.

Atala, who is seated in car parked near Calangute, also says that the rear seat of his car is packed with cocaine, heroine, charas, etc.

Incidentally, the ANC was headed by police inspector Ashish Shirodkar for a period of more than two years since 2008.

Ashish's mobile phone number read out by Atala in course of the conversation, also matches with the official phone number of Shirodkar listed in the police records.

The arrest of David Driham alias Dudu, a notorious Israeli drug peddler, has opened a Pandora's box for the state police. Sources said that Dudu under interrogation has named three police officials and several journalists, including reportedly an editor, who he said he had bribed in order to carry on his business unhindered.

The video and its details have stunned the Goa Police.

When contacted, Superintendent of Police Veenu Bansal refused to comment on the issue, virtually scampering away from the media at the police headquarters.

Deputy Inspector General Ravinder Yadav said he was not in a position to comment on the video right away.

"We will be in a position to say anything only after we verify the genuineness of the footage," he said.

Hours after Yadav was handed over a copy of the controversial footage by mediapersons in Panaji, Director General of Police (DGP) Bhim Sain Bassi claimed that he was not aware of such a video.

"Now that you have told me, we will view it and take appropriate action," Bassi said.


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Hi Sir / Madam
Please stop what is going in immigration department in Goa
Immigration department of Goa taking bribe

1) My wife came in Jet Airways so why they did not asked return ticket and how they allow her to travel
2) Immigration department asking the sum of 10,000 RS or asked to book a returned ticket for the person who travel with a residence which is not needed and not allowed to travel because she did not give money in spite of having all the original document including original visa
3) Since she was traveling on Residence visa does not need return ticket only if you are coming on visit visa you need to book retuned ticket
4) I have done ready to board in air Arabia office in Dubai by showing original visa & the ticket
5) I have checked with the consulate of Dubai which told me for residence visa no need of ECNR it is required only for employment and for maid visa I have give complain to Indian consulate in Dubai but asked me to write a letter to Indian immigration in Indian so what is the used of Indian consulate they are here to collect money not to sort out problem
My wife is pregnant 4 months and was treated badly by immigration department of Goa because of money she was off loaded and
Now she came by Bombay in jet airways without any problem so is there are difference rules in India
Consulate are there only to take money but when we go with our complain they asked us to write to one and other Indian consulate will never solve problem
In Goa airport immigration department is UN qualified employment may be they does not know to read

Even in the website you can see ECNR is not required for residence visa but only for employment visa
Name of immigration officer in Goa is Jyothi she refuse to give her ID number & also in writing the reason why she is not allowing my wife to travel
As immigration office Jyothi has no right and take her decision as she was a normal officer

This happen to me this is happening to many people please stop this what is going in immigration department in Goa. The name of immigration officer is Jyothi this lady refuse to give her ID number when my wife asked as in night time there is no senior person to see what is going on money does not come from tree we know how we suffer

She came back home early in the morning 3am while coming home if anything happen who will be responsible for this?

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