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Friday, June 17, 2016

Police get custody of GCA trio for three more days

PANJIM: The JMFC Panjim granted police three days custody of the GCA trio comprising President Chetan Dessai, Secretary Ashok Phadke and Treasurer Akbar Mulla, even as  three persons, including complainant Vilas Desai, filed intervention petitions in their bail applications.
The trio was arrested on Wednesday and the hearing on the bail applications is are scheduled on Saturday, when the Court will also decide on the intervention petitions.
Besides Vilas Desai, GCA life members Prasad Fatarpekar and Hemant Angle have filed intervention petitions in the JMFC seeking they be heard before the order is pronounced.  
The Economic Offences Cell (EOC) of Goa Police had filed an FIR against the trio in connection with a fraud of Rs 3.13 crore in two separate cases.
The FIR was filed after Vilas Desai complained against them for forging signatures and opening bank accounts to siphon off money.
The police complaint mentions that the accounts were opened by the three accused between October 23, 2006 and May 23, 2008 when they were not holding official positions.
GCA was then headed by Dayanand Narvekar, while Chetan Dessai was its secretary and Phadke its treasurer.

Herald Goa News

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