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Goa minister told to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to legal aid fund

IANS  |  Panaji 

The Panaji bench of the on Thursday directed Health Minister to deposit Rs 1.5 lakh towards the state legal aid fund, while disposing a 10-year-old case in which the minister was accused.

A spokesperson for the High bench told reporters that Rane paid the money by demand draft.

The order by Justices C.V. Bhadang and Prithviraj Chavan comes a few weeks after a city lawyer-activist Aires Rodrigues, who in 2007 had complained that Rane had threatened him with death, told the that he had no objection to a petition moved by Rane seeking closure of the case.

"The petitioner is permitted to deposit Rs 1.5 lakh with the State Legal Aid Fund," the one-line order reads.

Rane was booked under section 506 (ii) of the Indian Penal Code.

Vishwajit, son of former Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane, is currently a Health Minister in the BJP-led coalition government. He is contesting a by-election from the Valpoi assembly constituency later this month.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 19:30 IST
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