The Crime Branch has filed a final report before Judge BP Deshpande of the Special Court under the Prevention of Corruption Act seeking to close the Serula Communidade cheating and land grab case against Goa’s Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar.
Judge Deshpande will on 8th August hear arguments opposing this malafied move by the Crime Branch to shield Dilip Parulekar in high-handedly trying to close the case.
Crime Branch Inspector Rajendra Prabhu Desai in his report seeking closure of the case has submitted that the complaint against Dilip Parulekar is neither true nor false.
Interestingly the Crime Branch at the last several hearings of the case had been regularly submitting to the Court that the investigation of the case was almost over and that they were only awaiting sanction from the government to charge sheet the accused.
Over the last one year Judge Deshpande’s attention has een repeatedly drawn that the Crime Branch in an attempt to shield Dilip Parulekar was trying to vitiate the investigation by declaring that Dilip Parulekar was a poor victim who was misled by the Communidade officials to grab the land.
The Court on 17th March this year while rejecting the Crime Branch’s plea for further time to probe the case had directed that the investigation be completed forthwith after it was pointed out to Judge Deshpande that the Crime Branch was intentionally dragging its feet in the investigation to shield Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar. The Court on 7th October 2014 had directed the Crime Branch to complete the investigation within a month.
The Mapusa JMFC on 16th January 2014 had directed the Porvorim Police to register an FIR for offences under sections 119, 120, 420 read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, against Tourism Minister Mr. Dilip Parulekar, Mr. Peter Martins, then attorney of Communidade of Serula and Mrs. Irene Sequeira, then Administrator of Communidade of Bardez. The investigation of the case was later transferred to the Crime Branch.
In the complaint attention of the Court was drawn that the 599 sq mt of prime land on the Chogm Road at Porvorim was given away to Dilip Parulekar without any auction and without following the procedure contemplated under the Code of Communidade and that the whole intention was to fraudulently facilitate the doling out to Dilip Parulekar prime Communidade land.
It was further stated that the Communidade of Serula granted the 599 sq. mts to Dilip Parulekar for a mere Rs. 3,41,320/- though the value of the land was otherwise worth more than a crore and that Dilip Parulekar in connivance with Peter Martins and Irene Sequeira had grabbed that Communidade land at a throw away price by illegal means.