|March 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm #5223|
Nadora Sarpanch Kamlakar Gawas and the panchayat secretary on Sunday admitted that the file and some inward-outward books pertaining to illegal sand extraction at Juvem Island were stolen from the panchayat.
Speaking to Herald, Sarpanch Gawas said, “Based on the resolution passed on December 15, 2013, I lodged a complaint with Mapusa Police on January 5 for a FIR to be filed. I requested the police to do the needful, as the matter has caused a lot of problems to the villagers of Nadora due to sand extraction.”
Secretary Janice Judes Costa said, “In the resolution taken in the fortnightly meeting on December 15, 2013, it was brought to the notice of the panchayat by a member and also in the gram sabha that the file containing documents, letters from the Mining department and other correspondence from the panchayat regarding sand extraction at Juvem are not traceable.”
“Besides, outward book from August 2001 to April 2004 and inward book from May 2000 to April 2004 were also missing. After discussion, I told in the meeting that the file and outward and inward books were not handed over by the previous secretary. Since the file and books are missing, it was resolved unanimously to file a FIR with Mapusa Police and a letter to the BDO for further action in the matter,” Costa told Herald.
When contacted, Mapusa PI, Tushar Lotlikar said, “We have asked for the details and information from the Nadora Panchayat about the employees, who were working, the secretaries and various officials, during their tenure. We are awaiting the details and investigation is going on and hopefully the culprits will be nabbed soon.”
Source/Reference: Herald, “Nadora Sarpanch, secy admit to books missing“