COPS FACE DISCIPLINARY ACTION IN UTKARSHA CASE

PANJIM: A preliminary inquiry report into police functioning in the Utkarsha Parab kidnapping and murder case has recommended disciplinary proceedings against PSI Terence Vaz of Bicholim police station for failing to immediately attend to an aggrieved person.

Victim Utkarsha Uday Parab

Similar proceedings have also been recommended against ASI Gurudas Naik of a PCR vehicle who failed to act despite being informed that a woman was beating a child near Bicholim bus stand, police sources said.
Acting on the report, prepared by DySP Bousset D'Silva and submitted to DIG Ravindra Yadav on August 5, Vaz was transferred to the PCR, while Naik has been shifted to Goa reserve police (GRP). "We will also initiate disciplinary action against the concerned officers, sources said.
According to sources the report says that Vaz failed to act immediately on the complaint and there was almost an hour's delay on his part.  In the report, the ASI of the PCR van has been criticized for acting in an unprofessional manner.
"The ASI didn't act in a way a policeman should have acted despite being informed that a lady wearing a sari was beating a girl in school uniform at Bicholim bus stand. He went to the bus stand and found the lady and the girl. Instead of inquiring with the girl, he believed the woman when she said that the girl is mad and then stopped a passing auto rickshaw and helped them board it, said sources.
Earlier speaking to TOI, Utkarsha's father Uday Parab had alleged that on July 16, 2010, at about 4.30pm when he failed to trace his daughter, he went to Bicholim police station where the, "PSI told me to bring the girl's birth certificate and photograph. They then advised me to first go and check at the aunt's (Sneha Gaonkar) house instead of registering a complaint.(TOI)

2 comments:

diogofichardo said...

If the facts are true those responsible should be sacked and charged with neglect. Had these officers responded in time the young girl would have been alive today. In a western country they would have been charged with homicide. Who cares for the poor that have no political connections in Goa? It is time the Citizens of Goa unite and fight for their rights, which they have none.

Dalia said...

The PSI will come out clean after a shourt while and become PI like Jivba Dalvi who had so many departmental enquiries running against him in the past when he was PSI. DySP Silva became what he is today inspite of being involved in a bribery and corruption case with Tony Camara who retired clean when they were in Cuncolim. So, the tactics to fool people will go on in the Gua police department. Look at Nerlon Albuquere, he is at the top of he table after failed in the Scarlet Keeling case.

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