Vijay criticises police functioning
Claiming that a string of robberies and break-ins that occurred recently in Fatorda and Margao areas strengthens the people’s belief that the Margao police station has ceased to function as a police station, the Fatorda MLA, Mr Vijay Sardesai said that this Margao police station has become a political outpost for settling the political scores.
“The incidents of the day light robberies occurring at various places in Goa and at Fatorda with an alarming regularity confirms that the law and order machinery has touched rock bottom during the Parivartan Rule,’’ he stated.
Pointing to the incidents of day light robberies that occurred in Fatorda and Margao during the last three days, including the one at Maddel where jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 30 lakh were looted during the busy morning hours, Mr Sardesai said that the locals of Fatorda suggested of forming vigilance squads for protecting the local residents, but feared that being in the opposition,
“the decision may go otherwise as the autocratic government could well enforce NSA against these citizens, in line with the ongoing policy of the political vendetta.”
“The locals of Fatorda showed video
footages captured by CCTV cameras showing
underclad youth nonchalantly jumping over
boundary walls of bungalows. The police also have referred to these criminals as an underwear gang, but have failed to take any preventive or punitive action,’’ he added.
He highlighted the need of increasing the police force with dedicated police personnel.
Mr Sardesai urged the Chief Minister that to fulfil his election promise and create a separate police station for Fatorda. [NT]