Panaji: Adv. Aires Rodrigues has today submitted a written reminder to the SP of Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing land grabbing over the inaction on the complaint filed on 4th July against Mandrem MLA Jit Vinayak Arolkar on that illegal land grabbing and fraudulent sale of property admeasuring 1,48,800.00 sq. mtrs at Dhargal in Pernem Taluka bearing survey no 481/0.
Drawing the SP‘s attention that he had on 4th July 2022 filed a complaint on behalf of 76 year old Rawloo Vaikunth Khalap against Jit Arolkar, Adv. Rodrigues has in his letter today lamented that despite over a month having elapsed there has been no communication whatsoever from the SIT on the status of the investigation and that the complainant being a 76 year old Senior Citizen was very concerned about the inaction of the SIT on such a serious and mega land grabbing case.
Stating that whether the inaction on the part of SIT is because the accused is currently an MLA of the ruling coalition Goa Government and is politically very well connected, Adv. Rodrigues has urged the SP to direct his officers to expeditiously investigate the complaint without fear or favour so that the accused despite being an influential politician faces the rigors of law.
In the complaint filed on 4th July Adv. Rodrigues had pointed out that a hilly landed property known as “Kapni Voril Ghera”, bearing Survey No. 481/0, admeasuring 1, 48,800.00 sq. mtrs situated at Dhargal was co-owned by Late Vaikunth Shet Khalap and Late Sadashiv Sakharam Natekar and that on the death of Vaikunth Shet Khalap his son Rawloo Vaikunth Khalap is now one of the co-owners.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint had stated that Jit Arolkar based on a Power of Attorney dated 24/12/2012 deceitly executed between him and legal heirs of Late Sadashiv Sakharam Natekar took over the affairs of the illegally created approx 200 plots in the property between 8/11/2013 and 14/3/2018 while illegally and fraudulently executing sale deeds with third parties and selling the entire property without the express consent of all the legal heirs of the co-owners of the property.
The complaint had also stated that despite the property being undivided and common, with no partition of land or share carried out by any authority that by devious acts of the accused Jit Arolkar’s the Form I & XIV now reflects number of illegal mutation entries.
The complaint also stated that the property is depicted as orchard land on the regional development plan and till date no conversion of land sanads had been issued by any authority or any conversion proceedings conducted before Dy. Collector of Pernem or North Goa Collector.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint had further alleged that Jit Arolkar in gross violation of law with political patronage and funds allegedly generated through land scams has also funded and constructed tar roads illegally connecting to the village road and electricity poles also installed unlawfully while no action has been taken by the Electricity department and PWD.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint has further drawn the attention of the SIT that Jit Arolkar had also reportedly illegally created number of small plots in the adjacent property bearing Survey No. 498 and merrily in defiance of law has similarly illegally and fraudulently sold them to various parties such plots by executing similar devious sale deeds.
The complaint also stated that the entire illegality, high-handed and systematic land grabbing scam that the legal heir Rawloo Vaikunth Khalap had to endure had been brought to the notice of various government departments but due to political clout enjoyed by the Jit Arolkar no action whatsoever has been taken.
Stating that Jit Arolkar had in 2001 joined the Goa Police as a constable only to quit within less than a decade possibly after making a huge fortune on land scams which is an issue that had to be investigated by the SIT, Adv. Rodrigues has along with the complaint submitted a copy of the affidavit filed by Jit Arolkar on 28th January this year before the returning officer along with his nomination papers for the Mandrem Assembly Constituency which revealed that Jit Arolkar had blatantly amassed very huge wealth beyond his known sources of income.