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Panaji: An FIR has been lodged against the ex-sarpanch of Reis Magos village panchayat Prasanna Nagvekar and former its Secretary Subodh Prabhu for misuse of power vis a vis Lokayukta’s report stating criminal proceedings against the two. The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday registered the FIR for the same.
It may be recalled that in September 2020, the Lokayukta office had ordered criminal proceedings against former sarpanch and former panchayat secretary of Reis Magos panchayat, besides a landowner, for misuse of power in a bid to authentic the existence of five houses as hundred-year-old structures to as to grant protection to these structures in purview of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).
According to the then Lokayukta, the former sarpanch the former panchayat secretary and the then panch members – without verification of these properties – had passed a resolution on the very day of receiving the application for house tax registration.
the report stated that the then panchayat granted house members in May 2017 to all the structures ‘for illegal benefits by de-frauding the provisions relating to the CRZ’.