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Goa opposition leader appears before ACB in DA case

IANS  |  Panaji 

of Opposition and Kavlekar on Friday appeared before the Anti-Bureau (ACB) of Police, in connection with a (DA) case filed last year against him and his wife

Kavlekar had earlier dodged police summons on February 5.

Before entering the Crime Branch premises near the state capital, Kavlekar said he was cooperating with the investigation and maintained he was innocent.

"I have always said the charges against me are false but I will cooperate with the investigation to the fullest," Kavlekar said.

The was summoned to appear before the ACB on Monday (February 5) but he skipped the summons, claiming he was busy with chores related to the upcoming session of legislative assembly.

Kavlekar has already secured interim relief from a local trial court, which bars police from arresting him till February 12.

The FIR filed against Kavlekar and his wife accuses them of purchasing properties in between January 2007 and April 2013, during which Kavlekar held the post of of the on three occasions.

Kavlekar has been accused by the Small Industries Association of committing large-scale irregularities, mostly related to allotment of industrial plots, when he was of the Corporation.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 14:04 IST
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