|November 26, 2018 at 10:19 am #8343|
The Candolim Village Panchayat has said that it will support Bomra’s, a Burmese restaurant and the FDA cannot suspend the license until the allegation is proved that dog meat was served to customers.
Candolim sarpanch Blaize Fernandes said, let the allegation be proved, until then we will support the restaurant and locals. He said that such allegations are bad for business as false charges can be levelled on any restaurant in the village.
Sources from the Candolim panchayat told this daily that there are some people involved in mischief and have levelled false charges due to business rivalry. Bomra’s is patronised by high end people as the rates are very high.
It may be recalled that on Thursday the FDA had conducted a raid on Bomra’s restaurant after a complaint was filed over alleged serving of dog meat to customers. In this regard the license of the restaurant has been suspended by FDA.
The owner of the restaurant Milagrin Dsouza told this daily that no order has been given to cancel the license of the restaurant. Instead, a spot report was given to comply with guidelines such as false ceiling for the kitchen, sanitary cards, no smoking boards, veg and non veg items to be stored separately in the restaurant.
The restaurant owner Milagrin said there are some people who are jealous of Bomra’s restaurant due to its high reputation and have thus indulged in levelling false allegations.
Candolim panch member of Dando Fermino Fernandes said that the restaurant will not be shut down until the allegation is proved. The panchayat will stand with the people of Candolim.
He further said that Bomra’s is a reputed restaurant catering to elite people. The allegations have been levelled to tarnish the image of the restaurant.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Candolim VP backs Bomra’s restaurant over ‘dog meat food’“