ARAMBOL: Taking full stock of the Goa Police that they cannot detect crime or criminals, gangsters from Mumbai took the full advantage of staying in Goa for 57 days until Mumbai Police on Thursday got the air, came to Goa and arrested them,. By then, Goa Police were in deep suumber or busy sorting out caes against themselves.
Key shooter in the Chotta Rajan gang, Umaid-ur-Rahman, stayed with his wife, parents and an aide in two rooms of an under-construction building a mere two-minute walk from the Pernem police outpost at Arambol in North Goa.
Pernem police have submitted a report to the district magistrate that the owner of the two rooms, Maria mascarenhas, has violated the collector's orders by not filing the mandatory form 'C' (tenant verification form) with the police. They further stated that Mascarenhas did not enter into a contract with Rahman to rent the rooms and didn't know for how long the five would stay. Police have requested the magistrate to initiate action against Mascarenhas. Thwese two rooms were rented to Rahman at Rs20,000 a month and found four cellphone batteries, six cellphone chargers, petty cash in denominations of Rs50 and Rs10, a watch, two Sim cards, four bags full of clothes, a copy of the Konkan Railway timetable, religious books, two TV sets with cable connections, cooking oil, spices, honey, nuts, rice, flour, eggs, etc.
'They told me they were tourists from Mumbai'
Locals suspect that Rahman, his wife, parents and the aide turned up at Arambol around May 20, three days after the shooter allegedly orchestrated the murder of gangster Iqbal Kaskar's driver-cum-bodyguard Arif Bael outside Kaskar's residence on Pakmodia Street in Mumbai. Initially staying at 'Arambol Plaza', they asked the cook at the guesthouse to arrange for a cheaper place about 10 days later. Around May 30, Rahman and his family approached Mascarenhas who lives at Madhalawado just behind 'Arambol Plaza'.
The 60-year-old agreed to rent two small rooms (approximately 15 sq m each) with attached bathrooms on the first floor of her under-construction, twostorey building. Mascarenhas lives on the ground floor. While Rahman and his wife Yasmeen stayed in one room, his parents and the aide, stayed in the other, said Mascarenhas. "They told me they were tourists from Mumbai and had come to Goa for a change of climate. They said their previous guesthouse was costly at Rs 2,000 a day and that they wanted a cheaper residence and wanted to cook their own food," said Mascarenhas.
Rahman also wanted TVs in their rooms to watch the news. "They told me 'aunty, humein TV chahiye, news dekhna hain, zara arrange kardo," said Mascarenhas. She accordingly got TVs from her house installed in the rooms together with cable connections. The five stayed without any problems for 57 days. In the last week of June, Rahman's parents even travelled to Mumbai for medical reasons and returned after four days, said Mascarenhas. They also shopped in Panjim.
"Their behaviour was normal. They owned two cars and would step out every evening for movies, shopping and to go to other places. They normally woke up around noon," said Mascarenhas. Recalling what happened on Thursday, the owner of the rooms said, "Around 12:45pm, 5-6 well-built men, not speaking Konkani, arrived at the rooms and handcuffed Rahman and his aide. Though Rahman's parents tried to intervene, the men, who I found out later were Mumbai crime branch police officers, took the two away. They also searched the rooms and seized some items."
Admitting that she did not file form 'C', Mascarenhas said, "Whenever foreigners stay we file form 'C'. I am sorry I took it so casually this time. I didn't know these people were criminals, I would never have rented my rooms to them."


Anand Desai Mopa said...

As usual Goan police can only harass innocent Goans, but are cowards when approaching organised gangsters. That is why Goa has been known as the officially criminalized place in India. 

GOBOR said...


Anonymous the VIII said...

Goa is a haven to all criminals. Have we forgotten Charles Sobraj?

Shyam Sawant said...

We have a big b******t******d chandrakant salgaoncar who is having blood cancer, he knows that he is dying and still he is committing more sins and crimes.  Hope he dies very soon.  GP will be rid of one dirt bag

aggybaba said...

That's why l say "we are susegad goenkars". One should wear this hat only if it fits one's head. And by the way Mr. Gobor, gangsters always have several false ID's. No use blaming the old lady. Congratulations, mumbai police, but don't try to teach gua pulis, they'll never learn...........

Mario said...

Maharastra Home Minister have specifically told the raiding party of Maharashtra cops not to inform Goa Police till they arrest and bring backs the criminals back to Maharastra.Reason the whole Nation knowns that Goa Police are like Pakistans who should never trust.

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