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Notices issued to Parrikar's son over eco-resort construction

IANS  |  Panaji 

The bench of the on Tuesday issued notices to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son, Abhijat, in connection with a petition filed against him for alleged destruction of forested areas for the construction of an eco-resort.

The division bench headed by Justices and directed Parrikar, promoter of Hideaway Hospitality and other respondents, including the state Chief Secretary, Environment and Forests, of Forests among others, to respond to the notice by March 11.

On February 4, Abhijit Dessai, deputy sarpanch of the Netravali panchyat, had filed a petition seeking a stay on the construction of the resort near the in South

According to the petition, the project had caused destruction of the forested areas and that several laws had been by-passed and an ordinance was specially moved by the state's (BJP)-led coalition government to ensure fast-tracked facilitation of the resort which is spread over nearly 90,000 sq.m.

Meanwhile, the petition has also led to a scuffle between opposition and the

While the has claimed that three successive BJP-led governments had indulged in nepotism and alleged facilitation of illegalities in the project, right from its inception since 2013, BJP state has ruled out any wrongdoing both by and

"There is no illegality in the project. He (Parrikar) has purchased the land. We have full faith in (Manohar) Parrikar as well as his son," Tendulkar added.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 13:16 IST
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