Canacona excise scam has deep roots: Amit Palekar

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Panaji: AAP Goa chief Amit Palekar on Sunday said that the Canacona excise scam has deep roots in the government and so does rest of Goa.

Palekar was reacting to the findings of Gujarat court which had accused Canacona based man Ligorio Desouza of being supplier of illegal liquor to the dry state.

Additional District and Sessions Court at Bhachau, Kuchchh had rejected anticipatory bail petition of Ligorio on Saturday, pointing out to the liquor smuggling racket that connects Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Reacting to the findings of the court, Palekar tweeted “What I said comes true. The illegal liquor trade originating and culminating also from Goa is exposed. Goa has become hub and silk route for illegal liquor trade. Excise Department and Goa Police is hand in gloves with culprits @DGP_Goa (your intervention is needed) and border check posts are available for the trade and that’s why when Gujrat Police were at the door steps of Canacona Police to arrest the accused they could not find when apparently accused was right there. CM @DrPramodPSawant holding excise portfolio has failed to control this. Canacona excise scam has deep roots in the Government and so does rest of Goa and that’s why probably Government won’t act.”

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