PANAJIM: The BJP Government in Goa is not going ahead with preparation of Goa Police Manual to protect the Crime Mafia in Goa and to keep police in their control to harass opposition, charged GPCC President Girish Chodankar.
Chodankar also said that though there are directives from Supreme Court that every state should have its own police act, BJP government in Goa have failed to do it.
Girish Chodankar on Wednesday addressed press conference in Congress House Panaji and exposed the delayed process of government to have police manual. Spokesperson Tulio Dsouza and President of Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Bina Naik were present on the occasion.
Chodankar questioned about why Goa Police Department is still dependent on Bombay Police Manual. “The criminal cases are increasing in the State of Goa, under the rule of BJP and hence there is a need of Police Manual to keep a tab on criminals.” He said.
Elaborating on harassment of opposition by using police force, Chodankar said that leader of opposition Digambar Kamat was harassed by police on behest of then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over mining scam, which never happened.
Referring the case of one Ajju C. S. Sindolli, native of Delhi, who was declared as “History Sheeter” in 2017 by Goa Police and who eventually removed that status by challenging in High Court claiming that Goa doesn’t have Police Manual. The said Sindolli took the State of Goa to the High Court and he won his case by revmoving status of History Sheeter, as Goa Police are functioning on Bombay Police Manual.” Chodankar said.
Chodankar asked BJP government to come clean over the issue and tell why the implementation of Goa Police Manual is delayed.
He also demanded an enquiry into passport fraud case committed by the same Ajju C. S. Sindolli, native of Delhi, who also have cheated many Goans with the help of BJP government.
Whilst giving the reference of complaints made by British national and mining engineer David Cleaver, who worked in Goa in the interest of the State, GPCC President Girish Chodankar said that Sindolli availed Passport from Goa office by breaching Section 4 of the Passport Act, 1967, which prevent applicant from using an office address as a residential address in a passport application.
“However, passport was issued to this fraudster on mere office address, which was rental. Why and for what reason the rules were bended for this person.” Chodankar asked.
Chodankar said that even if it were allowed, the procedure would involve a Tenancy Verification Check to confirm his residential address status. “The concerned authority should check whether this verification was done.
Chodankar said that police should be held responsible for this crime, if the mandatory rules were twisted to allow this fraudster to commit more crimes.
“If a common man goes to avail passport, then he has to through lengthy process, but the criminals are benefitted with shortcuts in BJP rule He said.
“In the 2007 case, he had cheated one Andrew Rodrigues out of his life-savings of Rs,31 Lakhs. Goa police should go through this cases and open all other cases if pending before them.” Chodankar demanded.
The criminal cases filed against Sindolli at the Economic Offences Cell in 2015, should also be opened and investigated in unbiased manner.” He said.
Chodankar also said that there is every possibility that this notorious fraudster is committing the crimes in connivance with BJP leaders and used the power to escape from all the wrong deeds.
He said that the Chief Minister should come clean on his relationship with this criminal Sindolli, who openly challenged the authorities, while government remained in helpless mode.
Chodankar said that having Police Manual is important for smooth functioning of work of police and to get justice to victims.