Tuesday 26 Sep 2023

MLA seeks action against tourists in Anjuna case

The Goan Network | MARCH 24, 2023, 12:48 AM IST


A delegation led by Siolim MLA Delilah Lobo has sought strict penal action against the Delhi tourists for manhandling the staff of Anjuna resort, incident that triggered violence in the coastal village on March 5.

Lobo met Superintendent of North Goa Police Nidhin Valsan on Thursday demanding action against the tourists who also left no stone unturned to tarnish Goa’s image and blame the police of in action. 

“From the CCTV footage of the resort, it is clear that the tourists misbehaved with the staff. The police should look at this issue sympathetically towards the locals arrested in the case, and then take further action accordingly,” she said. 

The North SP has assured the delegation to seek a report from the local police station. 

Upset with bailable offense against the accused, the victims created a video accusing a nexus between the cops and the accused and leaked online only after their return to Delhi.

The Anjuna police subsequently suspended its sub-inspector and added Section 307 IPC to the original FIR.

While surprisingly no complaint has come forward against the tourist family for manhandling and abusing the resort staff, and resorting to violence; the police claimed they are awaiting a complaint to initiate action against the victims even as an ongoing internal inquiry is verifying if the tourists were also on the wrong side of the law. 

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