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Congress files police complaint against its ten former MLAs in Goa

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Panaji: The Congress party in Goa on Wednesday filed a complaint of cheating and forgery with Panaji police against ten of its former MLAs led by current Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar has filed a formal complaint of forgery, fraud, cheating and other offences under Indian Penal Code against Kavlekar and nine others.

A group of ten Congress MLAs had switched side to join BJP in the year 2019. Chodankar had filed a disqualification petition against the pack of all the ten MLAs which was dismissed by the Speaker of Tuesday.

The complaint has named Kavlekar and other MLAs including Philipe Neri Rodrigues, Jeniffer Monserratte, Isidore Fernandes, Nilkant Halarnkar, Atanasio Monserratte, Antonio Fernandes, Francis Silveira, Wilfred D’Sa and Clafacio Dias.

In the complaint, copy of which is with PTI, Chodankar has alleged that the accused “conspired together and created a false document claiming to be a resolution of GPCC dated July 10, 2019 merging the party in Goa Legislative Assembly (Congress Legislative Party) into BJP.

“The aforesaid document is created illegally using counterfeit letterhead and

counterfeit seal of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee,” Chodankar said.

The complaint further stated that the document was produced by the accused in their written statement filed before the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly in connection with the Disqualification petition filed against them as a defence.

 

 

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