log on to thegoan.net FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2023 GOA @thegoaneveryday Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 14 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 310 No truck terminus? Truckers choose Navelim-Cuncolim highway to park 2 GOA Outrage over outage in Baina as ‘underground’ cables damaged in fire 3 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO Health issues caused by eating disorders 9 SPORTS IPL: Jaiswal, spinners guide RR to 32-run win over CSK 14 Easy way out? Many criminals Fees, stamp duty for registering old facing externment discharged transaction of property, flat slashed THE GOAN I NETWORK 33 CASES DROPPED IN SOUTH GOA TILL DATE AROUND 25 INDIVIDUALS ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING PROCEEDINGS THE STATS: A WORRY VIBHA VERMA PANAJI In this tiny State where nefarious criminals have been a persistent thorn in the side of law and order, scores of repeat offenders were given a reprieve when their externment proceedings were dropped. Some of these decisions, in recent years, caused quite a stir, yet eventually faded into obscurity. For years, more than 200 repeat offenders have been a constant source of trouble for the police. Nearly 25 individuals with a history of criminal activity are currently undergoing externment proceedings that will be decided by the respective District Magistrates, but the discharging of some did raise eyebrows. As per the data available with The Goan, while over 20 history-sheeters in the North District are facing the externment proceedings, few of which are pending for over a year; the count in South Goa IN SHORT >> Sec 144 imposed for Sanquelim civic polls PANAJI: District Magistrate, North Goa has imposed Section 144 in view of Sanquelim Municipal Council election scheduled to be held on May 5 and counting will be held on May 7. District Magistrate directs all restaurants, bars, tea shops, pan shops, eateries & other food shops/gaddas) etc situated in Sanquelim Municipal Council within 100mtrs of the polling station to remain closed. Insta users in ‘hate case’ quizzed by CB PANAJI: The Crime Branch (CB) sleuths on Thursday questioned the twin sisters, who attempted to spread hate through derogatory religious comments on Instagram. Their mobile phones were also seized for investigation. >> See pg 3 WEATHER >> Max: Min: Humidity: TIDES 33 C 27 C 61% Low: 10:51 -------High: 03:38 18:53 Over 20 history-sheeters in the North District are facing the externment proceedings, while only five in South Goa Despite facing the prospect of being externed, many of these hardened criminals remain shockingly active and continue to flout the law with brazen disregard Out of 74 cases initiated at the District Magistrate, a maximum of 10 criminals from Margao were booked under this charge followed by nine each in Cuncolim and Fatorda, and eight in Verna is five. Despite facing the prospect of being externed from the district or State, many of these hardened criminals remain shockingly active and continue to flout the law with brazen disregard. Though, as per the police, to crack down on criminal activities, the accused are being slapped with chapter cases, leaving them with little room to manoeuvre. But what’s striking is that a staggering 33 cases of externment have been dropped in South Goa till date. Out of 74 cases initiated at the District Magistrate, a maximum of 10 criminals from Margao were booked under this charge followed by nine each in Cuncolim and Fatorda, and eight in Verna. While only four – Sairaj Naik alias Sona, Kabu alias Ismail, Ashpak Shaikh, and Hussainsab Raichur Shaikh were externed, 32 cases were “bound down” and five cases are pending hearing with the magistrate. While in the North where 20-odd cases are still being heard, troublemaker Zenito Cardozo had recently managed to get his externment Authorities directed to act against illegal land filling in S Goa THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO Taking cognizance of reports of illegal land filling of agricultural fields and along roadsides, South Goa District Collector, Asvin Chandru, IAS has issued a memorandum directing all the deputy collectors, mamlatdars and the talathis in the South Goa district to immediately initiate a special drive by carrying out inspection of all areas in their respective jurisdiction. In fact, the district Collector has called for immediate action against the violators as per law if any violations are noticed during the special drive. They have been further told to maintain strict vigil through their officers as and when illegal activities/ violations are noticed. Further, directions have been issued to inform the concerned departments/ authorities immediately to initiate appropriate COLLECTOR’S DIRECTIVE… The talathis of the concerned areas are duty bound to report such violations for taking immediate action The mamlatdars are duty bound to file checklist and deputy collectors in turn are duty bound to initiate action under Goa Land Revenue Code 1968 action against such violations including under Section 17A of the Goa Town & Country Planning Act, 1974 by the Town & Country Planning Department. While calling upon the authorities to initiate strict >Continued on P5 Find way to give same-sex couples social benefits: SC Asks Centre to reply by Wednesday AGENCIES NEW DELHI he government should find a way to give samesex couples basic social rights like opening joint bank accounts or nominating a partner in insurance policies, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, as it appeared to accept that legalising gay marriage is the parliament's prerogative. Considering a batch of appeals for the recognition and protection of same-sex marriages, the court has been hearing petitioners who have argued that denying them the right to marry violated their fundamental rights and resulted in discrimination and exclusion. Asking the government T We take your point that if we enter this arena, this will be an arena of the legislature. So, now what? What does the government want to do with 'cohabitory' relations? And how a sense of security and social welfare is made? And to ensure that such relations are not ostracised?,” —DY Chandrachud, Chief Justice to see how it could address some of these issues without granting marital status to same-sex couples, the court told the Solicitor General to come back with a response on Wednesday. "We take your point that if we enter this arena, this will be an arena of the legislature. So, now what? What does the government want to do with 'cohabitory' relations? And how a sense of security and social welfare is made? And to ensure that such relations are not ostracised?" Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said. The comment came a day after Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said the parliament, not a court of law, should debate the issue of same-sex marriage. He, however, clarified that he does not want to make the matter a "government versus judiciary" issue. order reversed through High Court’s intervention in January 2022. Having a string of offences from murder, attempted murder, extortion, threat, vandalism, criminal conspiracy, assault, etc against him; it was in November 2022 that North Goa Collector Mamu Hage imposed Rs 2 lakh bond for good behaviour while dismissing the case by Goa Police. The Old Goa local also managed to get the stringent National Security Act dropped against him whereas another criminal Alex Rony D’Souza has been slapped with the Act. Other notorious criminals, Tarzan Parsekar, Vikas Rathod alias Luka, Gajendra Singh alias Chotu, ex-Navy personnel Ravindra Yadav (also facing NSA charge), Satish Gawas and activist Hanumant Parab among others are facing externment proceedings. At least until last year, infamous gang members Vishal >Continued on P5 6-yr-old boy dies in Zuarinagar road mishap THE GOAN I NETWORK VASCO In a tragic incident, a 6-yearold child from Zorint was killed after being hit by a speeding car near BITS Pilani, Zuarinagar on Wednesday evening. Sources in Verna Police said the mishap took place as Kundan Rathod was crossing the road near BITS Pilani towards a residential area of Zorint. "A car driven by Kapil Betgiri (42) was moving towards Dabolim side, when the vehicle struck child as he was crossing the road thereby causing him grievous injuries. The child was shifted to the Chicalim SDH but was declared brought dead," said the source. Verna police has registered an offence under Section 27, 304 (A) of IPC and PSI Utkrant Desai is carrying out further investigation. ON PAGE 3 7 Mapusa pilgrims injured in Ramnagar mishap PANAJI Properties whose sale or transfer deeds are being executed in pursuance of old agreements or MoUs executed prior to March 31, 2014 have been given a 3-month window from May this year to avail a concessional rate of 1 per cent of the property’s market value for registration fees and stamp duty. The normal registration fees are currently 3 per cent of the property value and stamp duty is 3.5 per cent. Identical notifications to this effect were issued earlier this week by the Law Department and the Revenue Department as the registration fee mechanisms are adminis- tered by the Registrar which is governed by the former (law department) while the stamp duty procedures are managed by the Revenue Department. The concessions in registration >Continued on P5
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