ANJUNA: Days after alleging that the Goa Police was not cooperating in the drugs investigation, the Hyderabad Police arrested another restaurant owner from Anjuna in the drugs case.
While Curlies owner was arrested in the Sonali Phogat-related case, the Hyderabad police have arrested another restauranteur Steve D’Souza, who is the owner of the famous Hill Top restaurant.
Anjuna police said that Hyderabad Police, led by Sreedhar Reddy of Detective Inspector of Police Osmania) University Police Station Hyderabad City, Telangana State, arrested two persons, John Stephen D’Souza @Steve, involved in Cr No 374/2022 Us 8c w 22(c). 27 of NDPS Act Osmania University Police Station Hyderabad City, Telangana State and he is apprehended for the same.
Tukaram Salgaocar is the second person arrested in the case by Hyderabad police.
The police said that Sreedhar Reddy requested Goa Police assistance to apprehend the accused person and Manzur Ahmed, Vikas Naik, Ramesh Chowhan, Edwin Nunes, Sanja Gowekar in Cr No 374/2022 Us c) w 22(c), 27 of NDPS Act.
Police said teh same was discussed with PI Anjuna PS and deputed PC 7668 6645, LPC 8585 and LHG Akshada for necessary assistance.
Goa Police has found itself in a tight situation after the Telangana Police accused the former of not cooperating with a drug nexus case.
“There’s nothing to hide. I am openly conveying to the Goa Police that you’ll are not cooperating with us,” Hyderabad City Police Commissioner C V Anand said at a press briefing in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad: City Police Commissioner CV Anand accused Goa police of not cooperating with the Hyderabad counterparts in narcotic cases. He said Hyderabad police sought the help of Goa police in narcotic-related cases, but they did not cooperate.
The remarks come in the wake of the investigation into interstate drug peddlers. Hyderabad CP was speaking at a press meet on drugs, the dark web, crypto-currency, and couriers.
Recently, the Hyderabad police’s Narcotics Enforcement Wing (NEW) busted a gang and arrested 2 interstate peddlers and 6 local peddlers. Interestingly, one of the two interstate peddlers, who was originally from Haryana, is settled in Goa. CP said the names of some of the big drug peddlers in Goa appear in Goan dailies.
“Following the death of BJP leader Sonali Phogat due to consumption of drugs, the local newspapers in Goa have, in fact questioned what the Goa administration was doing (or are they sleeping) when the Hyderabad police team was arresting and taking away drug peddlers from the state,” said CP Hyderabad (Telangana) [India],
Hyderabad Police on Thursday stated that the
drug peddlers involved in the Sonali Phogat case are all from Goa, but the main accused is still not caught.
“After an enquiry with all the drug consumers in our area, we got to know that their peddlers are Pritish Narayan and Edwin, and both of them are from Goa,” stated Hyderabad Commissioner of Police, CV Anand.
“Our team went to Goa and caught Pritish but were unable to arrest Edwin. During the Sonali Phogat case, the Goa Police named Edwin as one of the suspects. We got to know that all the peddlers involved in the case are from Goa only,” he added.