GOA: TARUN TEJPAL TO FACE TRIAL FOR RAPE
Panaji (Goa) Sessions court ordered that the charges be framed against founder Editor of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal who has been charged under various sections including that of a rape following complaint by his former lady colleague.
District and Sessions Judge Vijaya Pol refused application of 54-year-old Tejpal to drop charges against him.
“The court has directed that the charges should be framed against Tarun Tejpal,” Public Prosecutor Fransisco Tavora told reporters outside the court.
The court had barred the media from reporting proceedings under section 327 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Tavora said that no charges against Tejpal were dropped by the court….READ more..
GOA: HC RESERVES JUDGEMENT ON DILIP PARULEKAR’S PLEA IN LAND GRAB AND CHEATING CASE
Panaji (Goa): Justice C.V. Bhadang of the Bombay High Court at Goa today reserved his judgment on the petition filed by former Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar against the summons issued to him by the North Goa Principal District & Sessions Judge in the Serula Comunidade cheating and land grab case filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues.
North Goa Principal District & Sessions Judge Irshad Agha has summoned Dilip Parulekar and the other two accused Peter Martins, then attorney of Comunidade of Serula and Irene Sequeira, then Administrator of Comunidade of Bardez to answer charges of having committed offences under sections…READ more..
GOA: VEDANTA SESA GOA OFFICIALS BOOKED FOR DEATH OF ENGINEER UMESH PRADHAN AT MET COKE DIVISION
Bicholim (Goa) Police have booked three senior officials of Vedanta Sesa Goa company holding them responsible for death of Engineer Umesh Pradhan.
Engineer Umesh Pradhan (31) had died after allegedly falling accidently while on duty on September 3 at 8 p.m. at Met Coke Division of the company located at Amona village, 30 kms away from here.
Bicholim police which is investigation the case has filed first information report against three company officials including Dinesh Kamat (shift incharge), Adhip Pai (Maintenance Head) and Navnath Vhatte (Head Value Added Business).
Police Inspector Sanjay Dalvi said that all the three officials are booked under…READ more..
GOA: RAVI NAIK, SAIFULLA KHAN BEING QUESTIONED BY POLICE FOR POLL CODE VIOLATION AT VALPOI, FIR YET TO BE LODGED
Panaji (Goa) The polling officials are currently questioning Congress legislator Ravi Naik and another party leader Saifulla Khan for violation of code of conduct.
The complaint has been received by Returning Officer that both were campaining in Valpoi constituency this evening despite ban on doing same by the election commission.
A vehicle which was used by them has also been detained. Returning officer Paresh Parab confirmed that they have received the complaint which was forwarded to the police for further action.
Eye witnesses claimed that Naik and Khan were both being questioned while Innova car which was allegedly being used by Naik…
M’TRA YOUTH CAUGHT WITH SUSPECTED DRUGS IN CAPITAL
Panaji (Goa): As the crackdown on drug menace continues, Panaji police have arrested a Maharashtra native for allegedly possessing drugs.
The alleged drug peddler Ramesh Chawan, 19, was caught with grass luke substance suspected to be ganja (390 gms) worth Rs 40,000 approx. The raid was conducted at Miramar today.
Following two deaths of tourists suspected due to drug overdose, nearly 11 days ago, the government has directed the police to clamp down on all drug related activities and arrest drug peddlers. The Kerala and tamil Nadu tourists were died in the parking lot at decorate night parties, which were…
RUSSIAN LADY ARRESTED FOR OVERSTAYING
Calangute (Goa) Calangute police have arrested one Russian national Mitina Yulia Svetlav for overstaying in India without any passport/travel document or any valid visa.
“After receiving information about the one Russian lady staying illegally in Calangute, police officials were directed to verify the information first. It was revealed that the lady was staying along with a person Austin D’souza at his residence without any documentation. Accordingly after confirming the facts, she was brought to the police station and placed under arrest with various provisions of Passport Entry into India Act, Passport rules and Foreigners Act,” PI Jivba Dalvi said….
TWO ARRESTS IN SEPARATE DRUG RAIDS IN THIS WEEKEND
Panaji (Goa): Involvement of police in the drug trade, considering its tainted track record in the past, will not be tolerated by the department anymore. Director General of Police Muktesh Chander has warned to dismiss the personnel and/or officer found to be in nexus with the drug traffickers.
“I will not suspend or order departmental inquiry but directly dismiss the policeman policewoman from the service if they are hand in gloves with the drug mafia. There is a provision under section 311 of the Constitution of India wherein a khaki-man can be dismissed without suspension for serious offenses,” Chander said…
DRUG RAID AT CALANGUTE
Calangute (Goa): In yet another narcotics raid in Calangute, the loca police early this morning arrestee a Haryana native for possessing 39 grams of Ganja, worth RS 7,000 in international market. Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi said that the police staff while on patrolling duty found one person suspiciously moving around the Bandodkar statue. “On seeing the police he attempted to run away but was caught after a chase. The man was identified as Surender Singh, aged 23 years from Faridabad. He confessed of having durgs for selling purpose. Hence a raid was conducted and ganja was seized from his…READ more..
THREE YOUTHS SENTENCED FOR SODOMY, KIDNAPPING
Panaji (Goa): The Children’s Court today sentenced three youth Pritesh Chari, Laximikant Gahir and Yeshwant Sahu to life imprisonment for sodomy and kidnapping charges. The court had recently convicted them on charges under sections 363 (kidnapping), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 342 (wrongful confinement), and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and section 8(2) of the Goa Children’s Act.
According to the chargesheet, the accused had kidnapped a 13-year-old migrant boy, beat him with wooden sticks and sexually assaulted him at an under construction site near Margao railway station in 2013.
When the matter…
GOA: KANHAIYA NAIK SENTENCED FOR FOUR YEARS RI
Panaji (Goa) After nearly six years of investigation and subsequent trial, former teacher of Progress High School has been sent to jail for molesting a student with Children’s Court sentencing him to four years of rigorous imprisonment.
During the case trial, the Children’s Court last year discharged him from charges of rape but continued the trial in other offenses. He was convicted in an order earlier this month. When the matter came up for quantum of sentence today, the court sentenced him to four years of jail for molestation (section 354 IPC) and three years on charges under section…