PORVORIM: Tension prevailed at Porvorim after unidentified miscreants tore large banners set up in the area to commemorate the consecration at Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Locals demanded speedy action against the culprit. They informed that the miscreant has been captured in CCTV and police investigation in on in the matter.
They demanded increase in patrolling specially at night to avoid further untoward incidents.
In the CCTV, which was installed in the area, shows that a man tearing the poster while speaking on mobile phone.
“We have captured one person on CCTV tearing the poster while speaking on mobile phone. We are scared it maybe a gang, the police have been called,” said Ajay Govekar Deputy Sarpanch of Pilerne Village Panchayat.
Police on the other hand said that the investigation is on and no case has been filed so far.
The situation became tensed after group of Ram bhakt protested against the incident and demand government intervention for strict action against those involved.
Further, the residents call for vigilance amidst fears of communal disruption.
The locals are warned to be alert of possible threat to communal harmony. The locals have urged government to tighten the security across Goa to ensure safety ahead of the event.
Police after checking CCTV camera’s of various commercial establishment found a man with a bag walking in front of Mall De Goa early in the morning and on the way was seen tearing Shree Ram Banners.
Porvorim residents have also expressed fears about the man and urge police check if he is carrying any explosive items in the bag and if any other people like him are come to Goa to disrupt communal harmony.
Saligao MLA Kedar Naik, who rushed to the spot said that miscreants will be caught and strict action will be initiated.
“Police have assured swift action as the act has been caught on CCTV footage. he does not seem to be a local but a tourist with a trolley bag. The face isn’t clear though,” said Naik.
He said that when the entire country is celebrating the event this is not the good development.
“This is being done to create communal tensions ahead of the mega event,” he said.