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NCB director wants spacious office, more staff for Goa ops

THE GOAN NETWORK | NOVEMBER 24, 2022, 12:46 AM IST

PANAJI
NCB Zonal Director Amit Ghawate has confirmed the  need for a spacious office and additional staff to carry out its  functioning in the tourist-populated State.   

“NCB needs a full-fledged office because of heightened  seizures and national security measures such as thwarting  narco-terrorism,” he said.   

Goa is currently a sub-zone with staff strength of 10-15  personnel and officers. Once final approval is accorded, Goa will have a  dedicated NCB office with around 40-50 investigating members besides  supervisory officers. Ghawate proposed seeking additional staff from Goa  police on deputation stating, “It will be a win-win situation for both –  NCB and Goa Police. The local police have an upper hand over the local  language and the areas. We will require staff from the rank of  constables to police inspectors. They will go back to their parent  department as enriched officers,” the officer said.   

It is also learnt that Central government will soon set up independent NCB offices in each State to fight narco-terrorism.   


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