Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Land Grab Case Against Dilip Parulekar: Order On 1 June
Monday - May 8, 2017
Panjim: North Goa Principal District & Sessions Judge Irshad Agha today heard arguments by Adv. Aires Rodrigues and has fixed for June 1st his order on whether to issue process  in the Serula Comunidade land grab case against former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar and the other two accused Peter Martins, the then attorney of Comunidade of Serula and Irene Sequeira, then Administrator of Comunidade of Bardez.
The Court in December last year while rejecting the plea of the Crime Branch to close the case against Dilip Parulekar and while noting that it was not satisfied with the investigation conducted by the Crime Branch has under Section 190 (1) (a) of the Criminal Procedure Code taken cognizance of the complaint filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues.
Strongly opposing the move to close the case, Adv. Rodrigues had submitted to the Court that the Crime Branch in an attempt to shield Dilip Parulekar had derailed and vitiated the investigation by falsely and malafiedly portraying to the Court that Dilip Parulekar was a poor victim who was misled by the Comunidade officials to grab the land.
Adv. Rodrigues also drew the Court’s attention that the Crime Branch had repeatedly informed the Court that the investigation of the case was almost complete and that only sanction from the government was awaited to prosecute the accused.
On a petition filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues the Mapusa JMFC on 16th January 2014 had directed the Porvorim Police to register an FIR against then Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, Peter Martins, then attorney of Comunidade of Serula and Irene Sequeira, then Administrator of Comunidade of Bardez for offences under sections 119, 120, 420 read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. The investigation of the case was later transferred to the Crime Branch.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint had drawn the Court’s attention that the 599 sq mt of prime land on the Chogm Road at Porvorim was given away to Dilip Parulekar without any auction and without following the procedure contemplated under the Code of Comunidade and that the whole intention was to fraudulently facilitate the doling out prime Comunidade land to Dilip Parulekar.
Adv. Rodrigues further stated that the Comunidade of Serula granted the 599 sq. mts to Dilip Parulekar for a mere Rs. 3,41,320/- though the value of the land was otherwise worth more than a crore and that Dilip Parulekar in connivance with Peter Martins and Irene Sequeira had grabbed that Comunidade land at a throw away price by illegal means.

Comments (1)
Sunday - May 21, 2017
Order on June 1??? Long time for June 1. By then the files will get drowned in the Monsoon Rains and then there will be no Case!
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