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CORTALIM, AUG 8 — The fortnightly meeting of Sancoale Panchayat passed off peacefully, with the panchayat body passing a resolution pertaining to the controversial housing project by Delhi-based M-Tech at Sancoale.
When the panchayat assembled, the resolution on the project was taken up first as per the demands of the villagers, which was passed unanimously.
The panchayat decided to place the file before a special gram sabha meeting, before the panchayat could accord any approvals to the project as per the villagers demand. The panchayat also agreed to inform the PDA of the villagers’ objections to the said project.
Deputy Sarpanch Ramakant Borkar and Panch Premanand Naik accused their opponents for misguiding the villagers, which led to the ugly incidents during the previous body meeting on July 31, which was adjourned due to chaotic situation.
Former panch and activist Simon Carvalho was arrested and three others were granted anticipatory bail, after Sancaole Sarpanch Sharda Rathod filed complaint of molestation among other charges.
Verna PI Nolasco Raposo, who was present at Panchayat office with a strong police force, faced accusations from Carvalho who accused him of registering false case against him and others with inquiring into the complaint. Executive Magistrate Sheru Shirodkar was also present.
Interestingly later, in a decision which could have widespread repercussions, the panchayat body in a split decision decided to hold gram sabha at Upasnagar near Zuari Nagar on August 26.
According to panch Tushidas Naik, 7 panchas — Premanand Naik, Deputy Sarpanch Ramakanth Borkar, Bhoj Naik, Girish Pillia, Nilesh Dalvi, Rocky Vales and Sarpanch Sharda Rathod — voted for gram sabha to be held at Upasnagar near Zuari Nagar, while Panchas Tulshidas Naik, Parvati Bingui, Antonette Carvalho and Jamina Pereira voted against the venue.
The demand for holding the gram sabha at Upasnagar ground was made by the crowd who are mostly migrants at a rally at Zuari Nagar to protest against the alleged assault on Sarpanch Sharda Rathod.
Most of the migrants are living illegally on Sancoale Communidade land and have been issued election cards on bogus house numbers. A memorandum to delete their names from the electoral roles was made to the deputy collector by Sancoale panch Premanand Naik and others about a couple of months back.
Meanwhile, former panch Simon Carvalho has termed the decision to hold the gram sabha at Upasnagar as illegal, since neither the sarpanch nor the panchayat body has the powers to convene the gram sabha.
“As per the Panchayati Raj Act, the gram sabha should have been convened in July. Since the sarpanch failed to hold the gram sabha in July, Section 5 (4) empowers the BDO to hold the gram sabha,” he said.
Sancoale gram sabha witnesses noisy scenes over M-Tech project
BY HERALD REPORTER
VASCO, JULY 31 – The Sancoale gram sabha witnessed noisy scenes on Tuesday as the panchayat members and villagers clashed over the controversial high profile real estate project of M-Tech Builders.
As soon as the gram sabha gathered, a group of villagers under the banner of Citizens Action Committee for Protection of Soncoale demanded the panchayat to pass a resolution opposing the real estate project of M-Tech Builders. The group, led by former sarpanch Simon Carvalho, alleged that if the project was allowed, it would change the demography of the village.
According to Deputy Sarpanch Ramakanth Borkar the citizens’ group was informed that their demand would be discussed after the agenda for the day, was dealt with. But the citizens group, which refused to wait until discussion on the agenda was over, began using abusive language against ruling members; and Sarpanch Sharda Rathod who feared unruly scenes adjourned the meeting to prevent the same, he added.
Sarpanch Rathod said Carvalho used uncivilized language against her and even threatened to outrage her modesty. “Carvalho and his group called me an outsider and I had no business to occupy the sarpanch post,” she said. However, opposition member Tulshidas Naik refuted charges made against Carvalho and others saying “it was a ploy to silence the voice of villagers against M-Tech Builders.” Naik said Carvalho neither threatened to outrage Ms Rathod’s modesty nor used uncivilized language against her.
Later, Ms Rathod’s lodged a complaint against Carvalho at the Verna police station, following which he was arrested under sections 354 (outraging modesty of women), 506(2) (threat with dire consequence), 143 (unlawful assembly), 504 (abusive language), 332 (obstructing public servant from discharging lawful duty). A case has also been registered against Peter Dias, Theresa Pereira, Chetan Dourado and Ramakanth Naik under various section of IPC.
Four Sancoale panchas deny allegations
CORTALIM, AUG 1 - Four panchas of Sancoale panchayat have denied allegations levelled by Sancoale Sarpanch Sharada Rathod against former panch Simon Carvalho, which led to Carvalho’s arrest on Tuesday.
In a letter to the Verna police, the panchas Tulshidas D Naik, Jamina Periera, Antonetta Carvalho and Parvati Bingui contended no one was physically assaulted and that no books were torn. They alleged that it was Carvalho who was dragged by the police downstairs and made to sit in the jeep.
They claimed that the police jeep was immediately followed by the ruling panchas, including the Sarpanch, and the panchayat secretary, who locked his chamber before leaving.
Earlier on Tuesday, the news of Carvalho’s arrest spread like wildfire and about 200 villagers assembled in the panchayat and refused to leave till late evening, demanding the immediate release of Carvalho and an apology from the sarpanch for making false allegations of molestation against Carvalho.
As PSI J Dalvi failed to convince the agitated crowd, Mormugao SDM Levinson Martins along with Verna PI Nolasco Raposo and SDPO Deu Banualikar tried to pacify the crowd.
Later, the crowd dispersed after Martins informed that the villagers are also at liberty to file compliant and informed that Carvalho could be released if any bail application was moved in the court. He said the present issue of M-Tech developers could be resolved by a special gram sabha meeting.
He requested that an application be moved by villagers to the sarpanch, failing which the BDO would direct the panchayat to hold the grama sabha and also expressed his help to convene the gram sabha.
The villagers fear that the proposed site for housing complex will have an adverse consequences to wild life, which provides shelter to thousands of monkeys and the other animals.
Meanwhile, the villagers have dismissed as rubbish the proposed Zuari Nagar bandh on August 2 and reminded that the most of the migrants are living free of cost and illegally on Sancoale communidade land.
Sancoale deputy sarpanch resigns.
BY HERALD REPORTER
VASCO, AUG 13 – Sancoale Deputy Sarpanch Ramakant Borkar resigned on Monday morning, after accusing some vested interests in the village of creating hurdles in the development of village.
In his resignation letter submitted to Sarpanch Sharda Rathod, with a copy to the Mormugao Block Development office, Borkar claimed that the vested interests do not have any knowledge of the issues in the village and have been highlighting the M-Tech developer issue, which had been initiated before his ruling panel could take over the panchayat.
“The M-tech builder issue is now being turned into a communal issue. This project was opposed by the panchayat body and was marked for a special gram sabha to discuss the issue. However, the vested elements in Sancoale are not ready to solve the issue in an amicable manner,” said Borkar. He claimed that constant criticism by villagers had forced him to resign from his post.
It may be recalled that the M-tech developers have acquired an area of about 35,000 sq mtrs of land in the hilly area of Sancoale for constructions of luxurious bungalows. Villagers fears that the ecology of the village would be adversely affected, if the project goes ahead.
Sancoale dy takes back resignation
CORTALIM, AUG 16 - Sancoale panch Ramakanth Borkar on Thursday withdrew his resignation from the post of deputy sarpanch. The withdrawal or resignation comes following pressures from ruling panchas and his voters.
Mr Borkar had sent his resignation letter to the Sarpanch Sharada Rathod on August 13 accusing vested interests of creating hurdles in the development of the village.
Sancoale village is presently going through bad times over the controversial housing M-Tech project which is coming up in the thick forest area and also the decision of the panchayat body in a split decision for holding the gram sabha at Upasnagar near the migrant dominated area of Zuari Nagar for the first time.
Meanwhile, it is now revealed that the change in zoning on which the controversial housing project is to come up was done in 2001 and the conversion sanad was obtained in July 20th, 2007.