Panaji: Amidst protests against proposed IIT at Sattari taluka in North Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant reiterated that the government will go ahead with the project.
Several villagers continued blocking road and protested outside the police station at Valpoi on Wednesday. They were demanding suspension of a Police Inspector, accusing him of assaulting an aged lady during the skirmish that happened during the day.
Talking to reporters in Panaji, Sawant said that the way villagers have attacked police, it amounts to attempt to murder.
“Police and Deputy Collector will handle the situation at Valpoi. Government cannot tolerate such attitude of the people. We will do whatever required as per the law,” he said.
“People are at fault, they have taken law in their hand. Those who have taken law in hand would be punished. Government will go ahead with the project,” the chief minister said.