Trouble in store for Tamhankar for ‘falsely’ linking CM to drug trade
Congress spokesman Sudip Tamhankar’s complaint against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and two of his cabinet ministers for their alleged links in the drug trade is likely to get him in hot water, as Parrikar has reportedly directed the police to initiate criminal proceeding against him, if he fails to prove the charges.
Parrikar has also directed the police to investigate into the complaint filed by Tamhankar and take necessary action against him (CM) and his cabinet ministers if proved guilty.
“If there is a complaint then it has to be investigated. I have told police to begin their inquiry. If I and my minister’s are guilty than let them take the action,” Parrikar told HERALD.
Tamankar, earlier this month had lodged a complaint with the CBI against unnamed local BJP leaders and naming two of their ministers Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Art & Culture Minister Dayananad Mandrekar, for their alleged links to drug trade. He then had filed another complaint in the Panjim police station against Parrikar and the Ministers claiming that they were “pressurising the police to lodge bogus complaints against him filed by one Pernem-resident Madhu Kanolkara”.
“I have taken serious note of this complaint and will make sure it reaches to its logical conclusion”, Parrikar said, adding “if Tamhankar fails to prove that we are guilty, then criminal proceedings would be initiated against him under CrPC.”
“Even a complainant, who has filed a bogus complaint can be charged as per law,” Chief Minister stated. [H]