Calangute: Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, on Tuesday, said that “the Chief Minister needs to take review meetings every week of all the police inspectors from the beach belt, and transfer all the police personnel who had previously worked at these police stations and come back using influence, to stop drug trade and rave parties in the beach belt.”
Lobo was speaking at a press conference at his office in Calangute.
Speaking further, Lobo said that “in the past, the ex-chief minister Parrikar had held review meetings, and as such many raids were conducted, and drugs were seized and drug peddlers were arrested. The present Chief Minister needs to hold such review meetings, every week, of all the police station heads in the beach belt to crack down on rave parties and drug trade.”
Speaking further, Lobo accused the beat police personnel of “not informing the higher-ups even as they are aware of the everything happening in their areas.”
“There are many police personnel at the Anjuna police station who have served at the police station in the past, and after their transfer they come back with the blessings of the politicians. They come here as they are aware of the things happening and as such they need to be transferred from the Anjuna police station,” he said.
“I am against drugs, but booze parties need to be there. Now, hotels and restaurants are closed in the beach belt but the tourists who organise these rave parties do it by invitation by hiring posh villas. If such things continue, our locals will be targeted by the police if one has a small birthday party at one’s home,” he said.
“Siolim MLA Vinod Palyekar had met me on this issue of rave parties going on in his area, and even agreed to disclose some names involved in the drug trade at Anjuna and Vagator to the Chief Minister,” he added.