The unprecedented rise in criminal activities has sent shivers amongst the Goans. There are rapes, murders, kidnappings, gang wars happening almost on daily basis. BJP Government headed by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant has transformed Goa into a Criminal Hub. This Government has no moral right to remain in power. The Chief Minister must resign immediately, failing which the Governor of Goa should take serious note of the deteriorating law and order situation and dismiss the Government immediately demanded Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.
He addressed a press conference at South Goa District Congress Office in the presence of GPCC General Secretary Subhash Faldessai and SGDCC President Joe Dias and made a scathing attack on the BJP Government for its failure to control crimes. He said that the BJP Government has failed to maintain Law and Order in the State.
The Police Department is yet to come to the conclusion of the mysterious death of a young girl Siddhi Naik whose body was found at the Calangute Beach on 12th August 2021. Yesterday, there was an incident of a father raping his own 6 year old daughter in Salcete. On the same day, an attempt to abduct a girl in Ponda was reported by the parents of a teenage girl. This shows that there is no fear in the minds of the people about the Police and the Government. The anti-social elements feel that Goa is now a Criminal Destination charged Digambar Kamat.
This Government did not take any corrective measures to control the criminal activities in Goa after coming to power. They have encouraged Criminal Mafia, Drug Mafia and Beggar Mafia in the State of Goa which has dented the image of this peaceful State.
Recalling the incidents of various daylight criminal activities such as Gang War killing one person at Santa Cruz on 21st June 2020, Murder of Jeweller Swapnil Valke in Margao on 3rd September, Murder of Vilas Methar, a resident of Porvorim by setting him ablaze on 15th October 2020, Brutal double murder of 65 year old Contractor Minguel Miranda and his 85 year old Mother in Law at Fatorda on 8th March 2021, Rape of Minor Girl on 26th June at Bicholim, Suicide of three family members on 29th June at Zuarinagar alleging police harassment, Daylight murder of Amar Naik at Bogmolo on 18th July, Rape of two Minor Girls at Benaulim beach by four persons on 25th July, a Rape incident at Usgao on 29th July, Abduction of Goa Businessman Navin Patel on 4th August demanding ransom, Rape of 13 years Minor Girl at Sattari and Robbery in a jewellery shop at Mapusa on 11th August, a body of a person found at the Candolim beach on 19th August, Kidnapping and Rape of a Minor Girl from Sattari and Mysterious deaths of two Russian women in North Goa reported on 21st August, attempt to abduct a young girl at Ponda, horrific incident of a 6 year girl raped by her own father yesterday and a viral video of a Police Constable beating his own wife on the national highway, Digambar Kamat said that these incidents prove that Goa is now a Criminal Hub.
It is shocking that the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant had blamed the Victims and the Parents for the incidents of Rapes in Goa after the Benaulim indident. What will he say now when the fresh cases of mysterious deaths, rapes of minors, abductions are reported questioned Digambar Kamat.