05 Nov 2020  |   05:27am IST

FIR filed against Chandor protestors

FIR filed against Chandor protestors

Team Herald

Margao: Maina Curtorim filed a first information report (FIR) against Goyant Kollso Naka and Goencho Ekvott organisations besides other activists for holding protests at Chandor railway gate on November 1 midnight. 

Activists Abhijit Prabhudesai, Freddy Travasso, Sandesh Telekar, Vikas Bhagat, Crason Antao, John Douglas and others have been booked for blocking the road, rioting and unlawful assembly at the railway gate.

A FIR has been filed and the accused have been booked under Section 147, 149 and Section 143 of IPC.

It may be recalled that thousands had descended on Chandor, the former Capital of Goa on November 1 midnight to protest the double tracking of rail line and to oppose the alleged disastrous projects planned in Goa. The protestors gathered at the railway track and sat until dawn to prevent the Railways from starting the work.

A sea of people, politicians and groups, etc, had marched through the darkness of the night with candles. They broke through the silence of night with their music and drums by making their voices heard.

The South Western Railway which intended to commence the work of double tracking and had received permission to carry out the same by keep the Guirdolim junction closed, however had stayed away to avoid confrontation. 

A similar protest has been planned at the Davorlim level crossing on November 8.