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Goa Police Deny allegations made by Hyderabad police of non-co-operating in Sonali Phogat’s Murder case Drug probe



Panaji: Goa Police has come across a statement allegedly made by the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad regarding non-cooperation by Goa Police in arresting Edwin Nunes for the latter’s alleged involvement in drug peddling in Hyderabad. In this regard, it is stated that:
• On August 16, 2022, Goa Police on its own enquiry from Hyderabad Police received information regarding registration of an FIR No. 374/22 PS Osmania University u/s 8(c) r/w 22(b) and 27 NDPS Act in which 174 persons are named as accused. However, no request whatsoever was received for any assistance for the arrest of any of the accused persons, and in particular for the arrest of Edwin Nunes.
• It is further clarified that even till date, no request for any assistance in the investigation of the said FIR has been made to Goa Police.
• Significantly, Edwin Nunes is in the custody of Goa Police in FIR No. 135/2022 PS Anjuna u/s 22(b), 29 and 25 NDPS Act. It is pertinent to note that on September 1, 2022, the fact of the arrest of Edwin Nunes was also communicated to PS Osmania University offering assistance in their above-mentioned FIR No. 374/2022 in which Edwin Nunes is named as an accused. However, no request for assistance has been received in response so far.
Goa Police follows a policy of zero tolerance towards illegal drug trafficking and is at the forefront of the fight against drugs. Keeping with its professional ethos and long tradition of professional policing, Goa Police has always assisted all state and central police departments that have approached for assistance.