Cop’s bail plea to be heard today


The Additional Sessions Court, Mapusa, will on Saturday, give its verdict on the anticipatory bail plea of suspended head constable Vaman Naik, who is accused of sexually exploiting a call girl. 
It is learnt that Naik has been asked to be present in person at the court when the order would be pronounced. 
Naik, along with another head constable Santosh Vengurlekar and constable Vijay Gaikwad were suspended and are being investigated by Crime Branch after two commercial sex workers had claimed, about a fortnight ago, that they were sexually abused by the cops in return for allowing them to solicit customers. 
The girls had also alleged that they were swapped between beat policemen posted at Calangute, Mapusa and Bicholim police stations from 2010 till the exposé last month. Identification of other policemen will be conducted shortly.  [H]