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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

47 AAP volunteers heading towards Secretariat held at Mandovi Bridge

PANAJI: 47 volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including its Goa secretary Valmiki Naik were on Wednesday arrested by Panaji police on charges of rioting, forming unlawful assembly and disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant at new Mandovi bridge.
According to information the AAP volunteers had planned to march from KTC bus stand to Secretariat complex to hand over a memorandum to 39 MLA’s to raise the issue of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar who according to AAP volunteers is allegedly shielding his brother-in-law (accused in a bribery case).
The FIR was registered against AAP’s Valmiki Naik, Joe Gomes and 80 others. A complaint in this regard was lodged by the Old Goa PI Krishna Sinari, who was on bandobast duty near the bridge. All the 47 including 5 female volunteers were later released on bail.

The incident according to police was reported at around 10 am near the new Mandovi Bridge in the city and for over an hour disrupted the traffic movement. According to police the AAP volunteers were shouting slogans against the government and the police. Police claimed that the agitators were told to address their grievances through proper channel and to disperse peacefully from the spot. They (AAP volunteers) were in an agitating mood and refused to disperse from the spot, efforts to pacify them turned futile, police claimed.
According to police the prohibitory order of the District Magistrate, North Goa in view of the ongoing assembly session was shown to AAP volunteers, however, they did not bother and kept on marching towards the police barricades at new Mandovi Bridge following which they were taken into custody.
According to police during the incident two AAP volunteers complained of uneasiness and were shifted to GMC for medical attention. PSI Pritesh Govekar is the investigating officer in the case.
Meanwhile an AAP delegation is likely to visit the Secretariat on August 11 at around 11 am to hand over the memorandum to the 39 MLAs.

NT Network Goa News

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