Chaos at Velim gram sabha
The Velim gram sabha witnessed chaotic scenes over a land acquisition issue and the situation compelled the sarpanch, Mr Melwin Sanches, to adjourn the gram sabha after seeking police help.
A video camera of a man was allegedly taken away and the chip from it was removed after a local observed that he was recording the scenes of commotion at the gram sabha. The next date for the gram sabha, however, was not announced.
The trouble broke out mid-way as the sarpanch was reading out the proposals including that of land acquisition. As there was heated discussion over the litigated plot, one villager allegedly slapped another and a video camera was also grabbed. It was at this time commotion was witnessed at the gram sabha.
“Seeing the situation going out of control, I called up police and later the gram sabha was adjourned,’’ stated the sarpanch while talking to the media. [NT]