A cheating case has been filed at the Panaji Police Station against former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in connection with cheating, misrepresenting and causing loss to the State Exchequer to the tune of Rs 6, 37,721 in the hosting a State dinner for BJP delegates.
In the complaint it has been pointed out that a note was moved on 4th June 2013 to the Protocol department by Sanchita Banerjee Rodrigues, Press Liaison Officer to the then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar that the Chief Minister would be hosting a dinner for delegates of the National Executive Meeting without mentioning that it was a BJP meet.
Given to the police are entire documents obtained under the Right to Information Act from the Protocol department processing that dinner bill which does not mention that it was a BJP meeting but just masks it as a National Executive Meeting.
The Goa Government paid a whopping Rs 6, 37,721 for that dinner hosted by then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 8th June 2013 at the Goa Marriot Resort for the 543 delegates attending the National Executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party which was held in the Goa from the 7th to 9th June 2013.
Pursuant to the conspiracy earlier hatched, Manohar Parrikar and other unknown government officers concealed crucial and material facts as regards the National Executive Meeting being held was of the BJP Party.
By giving a false impression that the meeting being held was National Executive Meeting of the Government which deception and concealment was from the very inception thereby inducing the Protocol department to disburse the amount of Rs 6, 37,721, Manohar Parrikar and others committed offences punishable under Sections 406,409 and 420 read with 120B and/or 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
As the law of the land does not permit tax payers money to be squandered in hosting and feasting of meetings of political parties, the Panaji Police have been called upon to forthwith register an F.I.R against Manohar Parrikar and unknown others and to promptly investigate the case in accordance with law.