Adv. Aires Rodrigues has today lodged a complaint over the attempt to usurp government land at Ribandar. In his complaint jointly addressed to the Chief Secretary, North Goa Collector, PWD Chief Engineer and the CCP Commissioner, Adv. Rodrigues has drawn their attention that on the intervening night of 27th/28th May very high-handedly an attempt was made to usurp government land at Ribandar along the main road next to the Chorao Ferry ramp with RCC poles erected alongside the main Road and a sign board put up “PRIVATE PROPERTY – NO PARKING”.
Pointing out that he yesterday alerted the authorities before the property could be fenced by the culprit who was deviously planning to grab this very prime government land, Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint has sought immediate directions for the removal of those RCC poles and the sign board, so that the public can continue using the bus shelter which is on that government land.
Stating that Government officials are at all times custodians of government property and need to be very vigilant to ensure that no government land is usurped, Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint has demanded that stringent penal action be taken against the person who installed those RCC poles and sign board on government land.
Adv. Rodrigues has also sought an inquiry into other government land in Ribandar that may have been usurped or is in the process of being usurped so that it can be restored back to the State.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint has further stated that it was incumbent on the Government to ensure that the police who patrol the streets of Goa keep a strict vigil on any illegal constructions and more particularly encroachment on government land.