PANAJI: North Goa Collector has issued show cause notice to Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) for disobeying order under Section 144 by gathering large crowd for the inaugration of the bridge in Sanquelim; CM Dr Pramod Sawant was the chief guest of the event.
The collector North said that it had been brought to the notice of the undersigne that Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., has inaugurated the Shahid 2nd Lt. Virjayendra Zoiba Rane Sardessai bridge over Valvanti River at Sankhalim on 28/04/2021 and large number of people were present at the site during the said inauguration despite of the issue of prohibitory Order u/s 144 of Cr. PC referred above;
The Collector North has also sought an inquiry report from the Mamlatdar of Bicholim wherein it is stated that no permission was obtained by the GSIDC from the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Bicholim and crowd has assembled for the inauguration function thereby violating the order dated 21/04/2021 issued u/s 144 of Cr. PC, 1973.
Further, it is stated that COVID safety norm were violated by GSIDC officials while commissioning the said project;
North Collectorate has ordered to Show Cause within 48 hours from the receipt of this notice as to why legal proceeding under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code should not be initiated against GSIDC for knowingly disobeying a duly promulgated order u/s 144 Cr. PC by the undersigned failing which will cause to initiate appropriate legal proceeding under law.
CM Sawant on Wednesday has inaugurated the Vithalapur-Bhandarwada Sanquelim Bridge in the presence of Mayem MLA Pravin Zantye, ZP member, Mahesh Sawant, SMC councillors, Karapur Sarvan sarpanch and others.