360° Coverage : Violence is message from drug mafia: Goa Congress chief

2 Updates
Violence is message from drug mafia: Goa Congress chief
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Violence is message from drug mafia: Goa Congress chief

Oct 31 2013, 7:30am CDT | by IANS

Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) The murder of a Nigerian national and the blockade of National Highway 17 on the outskirts of the Goa capital by 200 African nationals Thursday was a message from drug cartels, state Congress president Subhash Shirodkar said.

Panaji, Oct 31 — The murder of a Nigerian national and the blockade of National Highway 17 on the outskirts of the Goa capital by 200 African nationals Thursday was a message from drug cartels,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Violence is message from drug mafia: Goa Congress chief

Oct 31 2013, 7:30am CDT | by IANS

Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) The murder of a Nigerian national and the blockade of National Highway 17 on the outskirts of the Goa capital by 200 African nationals Thursday was a message from drug cartels, state Congress president Subhash Shirodkar said.

Panaji, Oct 31 — The murder of a Nigerian national and the blockade of National Highway 17 on the outskirts of the Goa capital by 200 African nationals Thursday was a message from drug cartels, state Congress president Subhash Shirodkar said.

The state Congress chief said state authorities were being sent a tough message by drug cartels ahead of the peak tourism season in the state.

Shirodkar also supported a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the findings of a legislative committee, which indicted senior Congressman and former home minister Ravi Naik and his son, charging them with links with the state's drug mafia.

"Those Nigerians involved in crime should be deported immediately. It is quite possible that the whole episode is linked to the drug trade. This could be a pre-season message from the underworld to the government," Shirodkar said, addressing a press conference.

Earlier Thursday, 50 Africans were arrested for rioting, arson and blocking traffic on the national highway in protest against the murder of a Nigerian national in the wee hours Thursday.

Over 200 Africans had virtually taken over a patch of road on the highway and stopped a police ambulance carrying the body of the Nigerian national. They even dragged the body out of the van and on to the road.

Minor skirmishes between local people and the Africans followed, forcing the police to dispatch two companies of personnel to the scene.

Shirodkar says the Goa government should write to the union government demanding that blanket visas should not be given to Nigerian and Kenyan nationals, "in order to ensure peace and tranquillity in Goa".

The Congress leader also said that the findings of several police raids had proved that a significant percentage of the African student community in Goa was linked to the drug trade.

"The bad elements have to be weeded out," Shirodkar said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

Why the Ineptocracy is always broke

Oct 4 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Big Government

I've probably got enough material from various contributors to put together a symposium on the utterly stupid behavior of supposedly super-intelligent government.  Let me loop David Harsanyi at The Federalist in to make one more point about the Ineptocracy: the system deliberately moves inept people to the top, where they perpetually claim their gigantic billion-dollar agencies are broke.   This is a feature of Big Government as inescapable as its tendency toward corruption and ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Australian navy's largest ship commissioned
Canberra, Nov 28 (IANS) HMAS Canberra, a 27,000-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD), was commissioned Friday, providing the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with one of the world's most capable and sophisticated amphibious assault ships, Defence Minister David Johnston said.
 
 
Syria coordinating with Russia for talks with opposition
Damascus, Nov 28 (IANS) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Friday that the Syrian government is coordinating with Russia for launching a dialogue with the Syrian opposition.
 
 
Two killed in Egypt clashes
Cairo, Nov 28 (IANS) Two people were killed Friday in clashes between Egyptian police and Islamist protestors in the capital Cairo.
 
 
Ferguson protests expose human rights abuse in US: North Korea
Pyong Yang, Nov 28 (IANS) North Korea Friday lashed out at the US human rights record, saying the ongoing mass protests against racial discrimination exposed severe human rights abuse in the US.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie
Manila, Nov 28 (IANS) The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Australian navy's largest ship commissioned
Canberra, Nov 28 (IANS) HMAS Canberra, a 27,000-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD), was commissioned Friday, providing the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with one of the world's most capable and sophisticated amphibious...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sindhu, Prannoy enter Macau Open semis
Macau, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold here Friday. While defending champion...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ebola virus detected in semen three months after symptoms end
Geneva, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday that the semen of men recovering from Ebola can contain the deadly virus up to three months after the symptoms disappear. Four studies on the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Syria coordinating with Russia for talks with opposition
Damascus, Nov 28 (IANS) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Friday that the Syrian government is coordinating with Russia for launching a dialogue with the Syrian opposition. In an interview with the pan-...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Two killed in Egypt clashes
Cairo, Nov 28 (IANS) Two people were killed Friday in clashes between Egyptian police and Islamist protestors in the capital Cairo. Two protestors were shot dead during the demonstrations in Matariya district and a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ferguson protests expose human rights abuse in US: North Korea
Pyong Yang, Nov 28 (IANS) North Korea Friday lashed out at the US human rights record, saying the ongoing mass protests against racial discrimination exposed severe human rights abuse in the US. Protests have taken...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US plans to release more detainees from Guantanamo Bay
Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) The Pentagon is preparing to release more prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, in the coming weeks, official sources in the US have revealed. According to officials,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Bhullar, Lahiri in fray for Indonesia Open title
Jakarta, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar will be looking to defend the $750,000 Indonesia Open title against compatriot Anirban Lahiri and several others in the annual Asian Tour event at the Damai Indah...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
British court awards woman 337 mn pounds in divorce case
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Following a bitter battle, the American wife of a London financier has been awarded 337 million pounds ($529 million) by a high court judge in the largest settlement a woman has received so far in...
Read more on Politics Balla