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Goa Minister urges police to act against driving on beach

IANS  |  Panaji 

Tourism on Tuesday urged the police to take strict action against a former for driving a SUV on a beach and abusing a

"If politicians start driving cars on beaches, locals will also do it. No is allowed to do it... The police should take action in such cases," Azgaonkar told reporters here, emphasising that driving of vehicles is not allowed by law on Goa's beaches.

A video of former state Tourism driving the SUV along the stretch on Sunday went viral on the on Monday.

In the video, Pacheco is seen running over a parachute and getting into an altercation with

Pacheco has in turn claimed that he was driving his SUV on the beach in order to pick up a sick friend from

"The jeep is four wheel drive-enabled. Common ambulances cannot be driven on beaches. Anyway, if I have broken a law by driving on the beach, I am ready to pay the fine to the authorities. Why should this man confront me and point a camera at me?" Pacheco stated.

The video also showed Pacheco sitting with male companions at a beach shack.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 13:56 IST
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