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Chargesheet filed in dual citizenship case



The crime branch police have submitted the chargesheet before a court in Panaji against Aires Rodrigues in connection with the alleged 2016 dual citizenship case. It may be recalled that in January 2016, the Old Goa police had registered FIR against Rodrigues, a resident of Ribandar. The FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by Calvert Gonsalves. Gonsalves had claimed that Rodrigues is a Portuguese national. The case was subsequently transferred to the crime branch police. The police had registered offences under the relevant sections of Foreigners Act, Foreigners Registration Act and Passport Act, besides IPC sections for furnishing false information, false statement on oath, cheating by personation and cheating.

In June this year, the District and Sessions Court Panaji had granted conditional anticipatory bail to Rodrigues in connection with the case. Rodrigues had approached the court after the crime branch police probing the case had summoned him for questioning.

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