Panaji: Police on Tuesday filed First
Information Report (FIR) against Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar of BJP, Congress legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco
and a few others in a case of alleged cheating and corruption.
They have been charged with cheating and corruption in
clearing two major projects - beautification of a lake and
construction of a market in Panaji city.
All accused are members of North Goa Planning and
Development Authority (NGPDA), a State Government body which
envisaged these projects.
Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Panaji on
Monday had directed police to file an FIR in the twin projects
which allegedly involve works worth Rs 60 crore.
Social activist Kashinath Shetye had moved the court
alleging corruption and cheating while executing these
projects. He had named NGPDA chief Lourenco , Member-Secretary
Ashok Desai, Parrikar (an ex-CM), and others in the complaint.
Shetye had approached Panaji police on July 7 with a
complaint against the accused, which was not registered. The
projects had been opposed by the locals.