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A day after a video clipping showing a former Goa Minister driving an SUV on a beach and later abusing and threatening a water sports operator went viral, the latter's family on Tuesday demanded police protection.
"I request the Tourism Minister (Manohar Ajgaonkar) to take action and ensure safety for the family. If anything happens to the family, I will blame the state government," she said.
"If politicians start driving cars on beaches, locals will also do it. No one is allowed to do it. The police should take action in such cases," Ajgaonkar told reporters here, emphasising that driving vehicles is not allowed on Goa's beaches under the law.
In the video, Pacheco is seen running over a parachute and getting into an altercation with Da Silva, who filmed the act.
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