PANJIM:  The case of infamous attack on Panjim Police station allegedly involving state minister, current city Mayor, then Mayor and prominent people, will be heard on November 30 by Judicial Magistrate First Class.  The matter came up for hearing today before the court but had to be adjourned as the court was not sitting today.
The attack which took place on February 19, 2008 had Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) charge-sheeting Education Minister Babush Monserratte and 37 others. Several policemen were injured when morcha led by Monserratte had turned violent.
The accused people face charges of rioting, obstructing public servants from performing their duty, creating mischief by causing damage to public property and use of fire and explosives.
Monserrate along with his Taleigao supporters led a morcha to the police station to condemn an attack on one of his supporters. On reaching the police station, the mob delivered speeches even as few mob-participants from behind began pelting stones that turned the situation tensed.
Panjim police had registered First Information Reports (FIRs) against more than 500 persons. Around 32 policemen were injured of which six were seriously injured and some two-wheelers parked outside the police station, were torched by the unruly mob.
The list of accused in the case involves Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, his wife Jennifer Monserrate, Corporation of City of Panaji Mayor Carolina Po, Former Mayor Tony Rodrigues, Corporators Daya Karapurkar, Uday Madkaikar and others. (HD)


N.Fernanees ( London) said...

What a terrible shame for Goa to have such people meant to be in responsible positions,be Leaders.
What an example to future generations considering Leadership roles.

diogofichardo said...

Some of today's generation of politicians have turned Goa into Rule by fear. It is the political parties that are at fault for issuing tickets to uneducated persons. What qualification does the education minister have? Goondaism could be the answer. We have seen many bad examples set my these Goonda MLAs. God bless the future of Goa. Let's unite under one banner and make that change for the future.

dlp said...

All prominent law breakers led by the uneducated Education Minister. These people should locked in jail and the key thrown in the ocean.

Dalia said...

What will be the justice. many of the police officers will deny that the police station was ever attacked by the Goonda of Taleigao and his gang. The court can even charge the police personnels for brutalities against an elected representative of the people. Though he bought votes to get elected, in the eyes of the court, he is peoples representative.

Like inthe case of Mickey Mouse whilst pronouncing the judgement, the judge made a similar remark and asked the police to leave the mouse from the trap so he can go and rape the people again. What a justice system for the few selected?

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