Lourenco files for bail


Curtorim MLA Reginaldo Lourenco has knocked the doors of the South Goa Sessions court for anticipatory bail on Wednesday fearing arrest in connection with the Income Tax returns filed by his real estate firm.
In his application filed before the Court today, Reginaldo said his real estate partner has complained to the police that the Income Tax Returns filed by his firm Ms Ace Real Estate have been allegedly manipulated by him. 
He submitted that there is absolutely no offense committed by him, but hastened to add that he is being singled out by misuse of official position by the government for harassment, for constantly pointing out the government illegalities. 
“During the last one year, I have been vociferously pointing out the illegalities of the present government in the Assembly and outside. Consequently, the BJP government have developed extreme hostility towards me and are seeking to harass and intimidate him through various methods,” he submitted.
Saying that he has not committed any offense and is not liable to be arrested, the Curtorim MLA said he apprehends that he may be arrested under pressure without any valid reason.
The bail application will come up for hearing on February 22 morning. [H]