FATORDA: Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai has written to the Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yediyurappa expressing our shock over the abuse and mistreatment of the Goan officers of the Supreme Court ordered Joint Inspection Team over the Mhadei river diversion.
Sardesai has also urged Karnataka CM to clarify the need for ‘verbal abuse’ and restrictions from the Karnataka Police .
“You may be aware that on 22nd February 2021, the Supreme Court of India had ordered a Joint Inspection of the Kalsa water diversion project comprising of officials from Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Thus, on the 19th March 2021, Goa received the regrettable news that Goan officers wer restricted entry to the Kalsa project site by Police personnel of Karnataka Police,” he wrote in his letter.
He further alleged that the restriction of the Goan delegation by the Karnataka police is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order.
“The Goan officers were made to wait outside the Kalsa project while the Joint Inspection was being carried out, and had their IDs confiscated by the Karnataka police, which was later handed over to our Goan officers. This is an outrageous misuse of power and responsibility,” he said.
In his letter, Sardesai said Karnataka must allow a joint inspection committee to visit the site because it is being done as per Supreme Court directives.