SALIGAO: Saligao Police Station has filed a 300-Page Charge Sheet before the Judicial Magistrate First Class Mapusa, against Sangolda V.P Ward Member Nilkant Naik and Ward member’s husband Washington Benedito Pereira for their involvement for misappropriation of Panchayat Funds in the year 2013.
Both have been booked Under section 408,409 r/w 34 I.P.C for misappropriation of Panchayat Funds in the year 2013.
The petitioner submitted that the two misappropriated funds amounting to Rs 51,000 which were to be paid as ground charges to Sangolda panchayat
It was stated that they are guilty of misappropriating money that ought to have been received by the panchayat from the Goa Football Association.
The Mapusa JMFC court had directed Saligao police to register a First Investigation Report against Nilkant Naik and Washington Pereira for misappropriating of Panchayat funds of Sangolda Village Panchayat during the year 2013.
During the year 2013 Nilkant Naik was Sarpanch of Village Panchayat and Washington Pereira is the life member of Sangolda Lighting Club.
The Court has observed that a cognizable case is made out that Nilkant Naik and Washington Pereira mis-appropriated an amount of 51 thousand rupees paid by Goa Football Association to VP Sangolda as ground expenditure for organizing football matches