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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

State asks Lokayukta to vacate order

Panaji: The state tourism department on Tuesday filed an application before the Lokayukta to cancel its July 6 order directing it to stop payments to companies cleaning Goa's beaches till further orders in an alleged multi-crore beach cleaning scam. The matter has been adjourned till August 2.

Director of tourism Sanjeev Gauns Dessai told TOI said that his department filed a detailed reply to the allegation raised in the complaint.
The complainants in the case are Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte, advocate Aires Rodrigues, and Suraj Borkar. In the complaint, Rodrigues had sought that a first information report (FIR) be registered against tourism minister Dilip Parulekar, Manish Mohata, owner of Ram Engineering and Construction Company and Bhumika Cleantech Services Private Limited , tourism department officials, and Avdhoot Parrikar, brother of defence minister Manohar Parrikar, among others.
Khaunte, the Porvorim MLA, provided a list of 39 persons, including tourism officials, finance secretary and under-secretary, chief secretary, the Goa shack owners' association, Cavelossim, and the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA), who, he said, could provide inputs during investigation.

TOI Goa News

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