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Cop-drug nexus: Goa home minister's son named

July 14, 2011 12:32 IST

Lucky Farmhouse, a prime witness in the Goa drug peddler-policemen nexus case, on Thursday said she has given a detailed deposition before the Swedish police in which she has named Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik's son Roy.

In an interview to PTI, Farmhouse said she was interrogated by Swedish police twice, the last being in December 2010.

"They also searched my home and took one of my computers and a camera," she said, adding that they could not find anything in them.

"I gave them the name of Roy Naik, son of Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik, in the statement. I told them how many times he came to Atala's house for business," she said.

Lucky had spilled beans on her boyfriend Yaniv Benaim alias Atala's links with policemen in Goa after catching him on camera confessing of how some policemen supply him drugs.

The model, who has shifted to Sweden after the expose, said it was Roy Naik who gave drugs to Atala in the parked car in Calangute, which is there in the video clips, which she had shot.

"These same drugs were sold by Atala from his 'Atala Coffeshop' in Anjuna," she said.

The Israeli drug lord, who now stands arrested in Peru after jumping bail in Goa, was running a cyber cafe in Anjuna.

Farmhouse said she is ready to cooperate with the CBI, which recently took over the case, if they contact her.

Farmhouse, who broke her relations with Atala much before his arrest in Goa, said that she spoke to him in December last year.

"I spoke to Atala in December last time. He was in Israel staying with his sister and phoned me from her house. I don't have any feelings for him anymore," she said.

Seven policemen were arrested last year after video tapes, in which Atala was shown bragging about his links with the policemen, were exposed. The role of Goa Home Minister's son, Roy Naik, was also under the scanner after the expose.

CBI, after taking over the case, recently said that they will question anyone whosoever is required for investigation. "We will question everyone including politicians, if their role is found in the drug nexus," CBI Joint Director Rishiraj Singh had said.

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