Former Panaji MLA Sidharth Kuncalienkar will on Monday 11th November at 10 am depose before the Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Artikumari Naik. Sidharth Kuncalienkar has been summoned by the JMFC to depose in Court as a witness in the cheque bouncing case filed against his former aide Vinod Desai.
Vinod Desai a resident of Ribandar while flouting his close connection with politicians has reportedly over the last few years duped hundreds of young job seekers to the tune of crores of rupees. He also posted on social media his picture in the company of politicians including late Manohar Parrikar and former Panaji MLA Sidharth Kunkalienkar.
Vinod Desai while allegedly working in the office of Union Minister Shripad Naik at Sao Pedro had promised a Merces youth Mervin Fernandes a government job at the Secretariat on payment of six lakhs and had taken an advance of two lakhs.
Having failed to secure the job Mervin Fernandes demanded a refund of the amount paid and after repeated reminders Vinod Desai on 28th June 2017 issued Mervin Fernandes a cheque of Rs one lakh as part refund but that cheque bounced.
On 20th September last year Mervin Fernandes lodged a complaint at the Old Goa Police Station and Vinod Desai on being summoned handover a cheque of Rs three lakhs as full and final settlement but that cheque also bounced after which the Old Goa Police on 25th September registered an F.I.R against Vinod Desai under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.
In November last year Mervin Fernandes represented by Adv. Aires Rodrigues initiated criminal proceedings for cheque bouncing against Vinod Desai before the Panaji Court.
Adv. Rodrigues submitted to the Court that Vinod Desai while flouting his connection with politicians had over the last few years duped hundreds of young job seekers to the tune of many crores. Vinod Desai has also been charge sheeted under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.