Panaji: Town and Country Planning Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday said that First Information Report (FIR) with State police has been filed against Leader of Opposition Michael Lobo and his MLA wife Delilah Lobo for land filling and tree cutting at Parra village in North Goa.
The Lobo couple are elected to the Legislative Assembly on Congress ticket.
Rane tweeted “In violation of the section 17A and 17B of the TCP Act, 1974, an FIR has been filed against Michael Lobo and his wife Delilah Lobo for Landfilling and Tree cutting in Parra. The Congress Party’s vision for destruction of the state of Goa will never be a reality.”
The TCP minister has posted picture of the reported land filling site on the twitter.
In yet another tweet, Rane said “a similar case is survey 92 of Marra purchased by an influential person, is approximately 90,000 m2 in size. The area is under natural cover and illegally converted as ODP (Outline Development Plan) for settlement. We will submit this to the committee for review. Such transgression will not be tolerated.”
When contacted, Lobo refuted allegations against him and his wife. He said that TCP minister Vishwajit Rane was trying to defame him by posting wrong photos on social media.
“Rane is targeting the opposition. I will be personally meeting chief minister Pramod Sawant to explain him the entire case,” he said.