Calvim resident alleges trespassing by panchayat members
Calvim resident Melwyn Fernades has filed a complaint with the police alleging that some panchayat members trespassed into his farmhouse in Calvim at about 11.30am on Wednesday while he was in Bicholim with his workers and damaged his scooter, cycle and the door of the farmhouse.
He said that they were doing so because he has filed a disqualification petition against Aldona MLA Glenn Ticlo. "This is nothing but harassment meted out to me because I have been fighting for the right. In the gram sabha they don't allow me to talk. I am being harassed in one form or the other since I have filed a disqualification petition against MLA Glen Ticlo," Fernandes said, who owns a dairy farm in Calvim.
He was also arrested by the Mapusa police in January a day after he had filed the petition for allegedly setting vegetable fields on fire in Aldona in December last year. [TOI]