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Migrants involved in 85% of crimes reported in Goa: CM

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that migrants are involved in 85 per cent of the crimes like rape and murders that are reported in Goa.

“As per the records available, approximately 80-85 per cent of cases such as murder and rape take place because of migrants,” Sawant said in the state assembly while congratulating the state police department for cracking the Fatorda double murder case wherein a ragpicker and labourer were killed.

Sawant claimed that all four migrants, who were involved in the particular case were not in possession of the requisite documents that are mandatory for residing in rented premises.

Sawant said that in the particular case, the culprits were arrested because the police took the case ‘seriously’. The Chief Minister said that if the culprits had fled from Goa by bus, then the police would have not been successful in tracing the accused.

“In every part of Goa, migrants come and stay and many locals rent premises without any verification. I urge people to cooperate in the tenant verification drive undertaken by the police department,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that the government will soon introduce a Bill in the assembly to enact a law for tenant verification. He said that if a contractor brings labourers from the neighbouring states, then it becomes his duty to maintain labour card and to ensure that the police verification is undertaken within a stipulated period of time.

Sawant informed that Inspector General of Police of Goa Jaspal Singh has announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for the team of Fatorda police for solving the sensational murder case within 12 hours.

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