Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) raided an industrial unit in North Goa’s Bicholim sub-district on Tuesday and found ketamine drug, a banned party drug. The raided industry, Vijay Industries belongs to general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Noth Goa, Vasudev Parab.
The Congress has alleged that the industrial unit is operated by the BJP functionary named above.
“The factory owner is one of the leading figures in BJP and is influential in the area, due to the support he has been getting from his mentors in Panaji. The seizure has clearly exposed his nexus with the drug lobby in the state, which has percolated down to the villages from its traditional bastion of tourist-frequented coastline,” Business Standard quoted state Congress chief Girish Chodankar as saying.
Herald reported on Tuesday that DRI seized almost 100 kg of raw ketamine drugs.
As per Herald Goa, The revenue intelligence team also interrogated Vasudev Parab, his friends, family members and three youth from Calangute. The youth were later taken into custody by the team.
Ketamine drug is also known as date rape drug. It’s usually used to assist sexual assault by spiking drinks.
On the one hand, the BJP claims about culture and traditions, and on the other hand it has failed to crackdown on the smuggling of such drugs which leads to crimes such as assault and rapes.