Corruption case: Plea against Goa minister Vijai Sardesai dismissed

A local court today dismissed an application filed by a social activist seeking directions to file an FIR against Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai for alleged corruption.

Published: 17th November 2017 03:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2017 03:28 PM   |  A+A-

Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

PANAJI: A local court today dismissed an application filed by a social activist seeking directions to file an FIR against Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai for alleged corruption.

South Goa Principal District and Sessions Court Judge B P Deshpande dismissed the plea filed by activist Aires Rodrigues.

The judge ruled that it is mandatory to take sanction from the state government to register a case against a member of legislative assembly.

Rodrigues, in his petition filed last month in the court, had submitted the purported audio recording between Sardesai and another social activist Kashinath Shetye related to the illegal conversion of open spaces at Verna in the land owned by Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC).

In the petition filed under section 156 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Rodrigues had sought the court's directions to Fatorda police to register an FIR against Sardesai and other unidentified persons under sections 420 read with section 511 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 7 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Special Public Prosecutor Saiesh Mahambrey represented police department during the hearing today.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp