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Complaint filed against MPT chairman for ‘outsiders’ remark

30 Apr 2017 08:04pm IST

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30 Apr 2017 08:04pm IST

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VASCO: Agitated with the Outsider remark by Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), the President of Old Cross Fishing Canoe Owners Co-op Society Ltd (OCFCOCSL) Custodio D’Souza on Saturday filed a formal police complaint before Vasco police against MPT Chairman I Jeyakumar seeking action against him under Section 153 of IPC.

VASCO: Agitated with the Outsider remark by Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), the President of Old Cross Fishing Canoe Owners Co-op Society Ltd (OCFCOCSL) Custodio D’Souza on Saturday filed a formal police complaint before Vasco police against MPT Chairman I Jeyakumar seeking action against him under Section 153 of IPC.

In his complaint, D’Souza has alleged that “the public hearing for coal handling and other projects at MPT has been going on since last four days. We Goans are very much concerned about the life, health of the people living in and around Vasco town and other villages located in the vicinity of the project site where MPT wants to expand coal operations. With the idea to gain knowledge about the project and to oppose the same, large number of people attended the public hearing on all four days. However, it was quite surprising and disappointing to note that MPT made statement against the people calling them outsiders.” 

“Such statement made by MPT Chairman I Jeyakumar is objectionable and needs to be taken seriously as the said officer is holding a very high post. This statement has raised tension and created law and order situations at the public hearing venue and in the Vasco city. In addition, the statement is false and discriminatory. I therefore request that MPT Chairman be booked under section 153 of IPC and other criminal provisions without any delay,” D’Souza said in his complaint.

Meanwhile, when reporters contacted Vasco Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo to know more about the details of the case he said, “We have started conducting preliminary inquiry into the complaint. We will also seek legal opinion before taking any further decision on whether to book the case or not.”

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