Panaji: Congress party has suspected drugs links behind death of then DGP Pranab Nanda, who died in November last year.
In a press note released here, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar has demanded detailed investigation into the death of then DGP, who died while in service at his residence in New Delhi.
Nanda, who was serving as Goa DGP, had died in November, 2019, when it was on Delhi visit.
“ We demand that detailed investigation should be done of sudden death of former DGP of Goa Pranab Nanda who died of cardiac arrest in Delhi in November last year immediately after landing in Delhi,” Chodankar said.
The Congress leader said that Nanda was “very efficient officer” and was probing various drug related cases. “He was fit and fine and had no reason to get a severe cardiac arrest, unless he had come under heavy pressure,” Chodankar alleged.
“ We have learnt from highly reliable sources that the DGP Pranab Nanda had almost reached to final conclusion of one particular case wherein a businessman in coastal belt was blackmailed by Police Officer demanding huge amount from him with a threat of falsely involving him in a drug case. DGP Nanda, after receiving complaint from the said businessman had started departmental inquiry,” Chodankar said.
The Congress leader alleged that the BJP Government pressurised DGP Nanda to go slow on the investigation but he refused to do so and continued with inquiry in which one of the influential police officer was indicted and was above to be suspended.
Chodankar said that as the Goa Drug Connection is now emerging from the death of film actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Congress demand that detailed investigation needs to be done of departed actors friend and producer of the Narendra Modi biopic Sandeep Singh. His links with BJP top brass also needs to be probed thoroughly demanded Chodankar.