Goa: Cops, transporters face car selling probe

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 05, 2012 12:05 hrs

Panaji, Oct 5 (IBNS) Nearly 20 high ranking Goa police and transport officials will face corruption probe into allegations of conspiracy with a leading private bank and notorious criminals to illegally sell second hand cars.

The state home department has formed a high level inquiry committee headed by South Goa Additional Collector Narayan Navti to investigate into the nexus and submit a report within six weeks.

Floyd Coutinho is among the notorious criminals named in the confidential report, who was allegedly involved in transporting 17 swords in a truck in 2010 at Moti-Dongor in Margao taluka. The swords were seized by the police on tip-off.

"The inquiry will find out why the police were in constant touch with the criminals as shown in the phone call details submitted by a complainant to us. The officers, bank and the criminals will be probed," said a senior bureaucrat.

A social activist, who had to lose his car to recovery agents for defaulting one installment to the bank, had complained that his car was sold to another person by forging his signatures. After more than two years´ inquiry by the home department, the nexus surfaced and a probe was ordered.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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