Margao: A group of villagers from Azzosim visited the Aggasim police station to inquire about the complaint filed against 30 of their co-villagers, including local activist Rama Kankonkar, the local priest, women and a senior citizen.
The complaint was filed by the representative of a company which is allegedly constructing an illegal hotel in the village, of molestation, rioting etc on Sunday.
When the villages reached the police station, they found that a rope was tied along the gate of the police station to prevent people from entering. However, later they were allowed to enter. The Police Inspector initially reportedly refused to show the police diary and even refused to give the names of the people who were named in the complaint.
Later, the people submitted a memorandum to the police inspector narrating the events that occurred on the day of the incident.
The Police Inspector reportedly informed the village that contrary to some news reports, no warrant was issued against Rama Kankonkar and others and he assured that there would be no arrest till Friday.
The PI agreed that he was present during the incident and there was no incident of molestation but also stated that he has to act on the complaint filed by the company’s representative.
The Aam Aadmi Party leaders who had joined the villagers condemned the incident and said it’s a new trend of filing false cases against people who are going against ministers.
Rama Kankonkar has applied for anticipatory bail.
Speaking to Herald on Thursday, Kankonkar said that he was informed that the police had called him to the station with the intention of arresting him. He is currently at an undisclosed location awaiting the outcome of the anticipatory hearing which is scheduled on Friday. [H]