SGPDA officials under probe for forgery

MARGAO: Margao police on Thursday said that a team of police is in the process of collecting evidence against the three public servants - all officials of the South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) against whom offence of forgery has been registered.

Police sub-inspector, Mr Diago Gracias, has registered the offence against the three public servants under section 166, 167, 218, 465, 468, 471 read with 34 IPC.

Officer of Margao police station associated with the investigation of the said case said that they are in the process of collecting all documentary evidence.

Police said the various sections include public servant disobeying law, framing an incorrect document, framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture, forgery, forgery for purpose of cheating and using as genuine a forged document or electronic record. The police said the three involved are the SGPDA’s planning assistant, assistant engineer, and the member secretary.

Police said that as per complaint lodged by Mr Navin G Priyolkar, general secretary of Guild of Active Members for Action and Review-Margao, on April 18, near old Chowgule College, Aquem, Margao, the alleged accused and others, all of SGPDP, Margao, being public servant, with common intention misused their authority and prepared forged and fabricated site

inspection report with attached sketch of illegal hill cutting site of the property having Chalta no5, toll of the PT Sheet no 172 of City Survey Margao and used it as genuine.

Police said that they have not yet arrested anyone in this case.

Meanwhile, Ms Jelma Jesus Ambros Luis, a resident of Margao, lodged a complaint with Margao police, alleging that between November 26 and 28, at Chimchal, Margao, unknown culprit effected entry into the house of her sister-in-law, Ms Esterlina Cetena Fernandes, by removing tiles of the roof and decamped with cash of around Rs 3000, which was kept in a room. She also said gold ornaments from the steel cupboard in the bedroom were also stolen. Margao police team visited the spot and registered the case under section 454, 457, 380 of IPC. PSI, Mr Laxi Amonkar is investigating.

Meanwhile, Dr Ishwar Chandra Gupta of Adityanagar, Indore MP, has lodged a complaint with the Colva police, stating that on November 28, unknown culprit committed theft of a Samsung mobile from the outer compartment of one of his bags, which was kept in an open cloak room of some cottages on the beach at Colva. Police said that offense under section 380 IPC has been registered.

Lady head constable, Ms Ankita Kundaikar is investigating the case.

Meanwhile, the railway police informed that a 14-year-old school girl, a resident of Murida, died after he accidentally came under a running train. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon when the girl was returning home from school. Police disclosed her name as Shiv Smurti Pande. PSI, Mr Dattaguru Sawant of Konkan Railway police who is investigating the case said that she was in uniform and was having a bag. He said that there were no books in the bag. Police said that according to her mother she had gone to attend sport meet at Majorda. Police said that the body has been preserved for postmortem and further investigation is in progress. The said incident took place just about 50 meters from her house said police.

Meanwhile, Mr Rajah Bandoker from Shantinagar-Margao, has lodged a complaint with Margao police alleging that a person took his car on hire and failed to returned the same.
He said that Biju Agostine the alleged accused person came to him and asked for car on hire for a period of 30 days. Agostine further promised that the car would be returned on November 14, along with the hire charge. Police said that as per the complainant, neither Agostine nor the car has been seen. Margao police have registered the offense under section 408 of IPC.