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Case against Goa BJP leader for abusing survey officer

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

A case was registered today against North Golatkar for allegedly abusing and assaulting a servant on duty in the Old area.

Police said the case was registered on the complaint of Sheru Shirodkar, in-charge of the government's flying squad mandated with keeping a check on illegal hill cutting.

Shirodkar, in his complaint, said the incident happened when he along with his team arrived at a spot on being tipped off about some irregularities there.

"When the raid was going on, Golatkar appeared at the scene and started abusing the staff and even assaulted a survey officer," Shirodkar's complaint stated.

Old Police have registered a case under section 353 (assault to deter servant from discharging duty), 504 (intentional insult to provoke peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the (IPC), said officials.

Police said the leader would be called in for questioning tomorrow. Golatkar was not available for comment despite repeated attempts.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 21:05 IST