Girish Chodankar gets police notice ahead of IFFI inauguration


Panaji: Ahead of inauguration for International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019, Goa Police on Wednesday cautioned Congress’ Goa Chief Girish Chodankar against committing cognizable offence.

Congress along with other opposition parties had criticized Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for exempting Karnataka from Environment Clearance (EC) for project on Mahadayi river.

Agassaim Police on Tuesday issued notice to Chodankar claiming that there is reasonable incredible information that he may involve himself in the commission of a cognizable offence, which will affect the peace and tranquility at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium on November 20, 2019 on the Opening Ceremony of 50th IFFI.

“You are therefore issued notice in accordance with the provision under section 149 of CrPC and you are also directed to desist from getting involved in a cognizable offence and in the event of failure on your part, deem fit action will be initiated against you,” the notice reads.

Reacting to the notice, Chodankar said that he will continue doing his duty to protect Mahadayi river.

“Thank U @goacm @DrPramodPSawant for your last minute invite. I will enjoy your hospitality while doing my duty of protecting Mother Mhadei, when U and traitor @PrakashJavadekar with @BJP4Goa Bhakts will be busy enjoying international fraud festival of India @IFFIGoa @INCGoa,” he tweeted.


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