Superb efficiency of Goa Police!!!

By Dr Oscar Rebello
23 December 2015 10:03 IST

It warmed the cockles of my heart and my chest is bursting with pride upon witnessing the superb efficiency of our otherwise moribund and dormant Goa police in the week that went by.

Firstly, they swooped upon a notorious Brazilian "criminal" , who was masquerading as an overenthusiastic football forward, who dared to push and shove on the field of play and gasp captain a team which defeated the home side on the revered red soil of Goa.. 

Second. They are chasing another famous "fugitive" all over Europe, who allegedly had a verbal run in with an accident victim... They have cleverly labelled this "horribly despicable" crime as child abuse and dragged into the gutters the name of one of Goa's great sons... True Remo may be sanctimonious and overtly and harshly critical at times, but that he has raised his voice on all issues Goan, with all the conviction and passion at his command can never be in doubt.

The one reward he now gets is to be labelled a child abuser and treated like some ordinary criminal.. Wow!! 

Of course, Remo would do well to apologise to the girl if he indeed lost his cool and let matters rest but this level of celebrity bashing takes some nerve and sadistic pleasure.

After this sterling performance by the Goa Police one now hopes they will also crack down as harshly on the drug, sex, land and mining mafia populating our universe.

 

But then, on second thoughts, are these really serious crimes in Goa's criminal jurisprudence?? Oh no, these are like minor indiscretions, by some wayward , naughty boys.

After all Remo, Elano and a committed activist or two are far more dangerous criminals who need to be locked up and perhaps sentenced to death or something.

Lastly, as for the wise, wonderful and passionate people of Goa, it warmed up the cockles of my heart after seeing you so proudly storming out of the stadium on LOSING the finals of the ISL.

I shed tears at your commitment and courage on this terrible insult to mother Goa.

Hopefully we'll take this forward and get just as angry and livid on seeing us LOSING our land, our culture, our innocence , our honesty and integrity , our peace of mind and eventually the trousers off our very sussegado bottoms! 

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Dr Oscar Rebello

Dr Oscar Rebello is one of the leading social activist of Goa and a practicing doctor. He led the historic peoples’ movement in 2006-07 to get the anti-Goa Regional Plan scrapped and save Goa from total destruction of Goa’s ecology and natural beauty. He is a Goa-based leader of Aam Aadmi Party. He is also a columnist.

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Poor police for they follow the IPC. Now as regards Goa the IPC should be ammended to exclude all the "great sons and daughters" of Goa so that they are not booked. The exhaustive list of such special category of privileged people should be compiled by people like Dr Rebello.

- Madhav Bastodker, Ponda | 29 th December 2015 20:06

 

Innocent until proved guilty.

What Remo said, could be anything... if he really did say anything...

Why would he go all the way to the hospital..just to offend the victim?

Sounds really stupid according to me and makes me believe that these may not have been the words used.. maybe if he said. " you should have died" meaning you are lucky to survive that accident and something in that context and someone wants to use these words against him. Maybe jealousy(very common in Goa). Or maybe Remo did say what is claimed by Aires. But innocent until proved Guilty

- Joseph, Trivandrum | 25 th December 2015 02:46

 

I comment as a senior citizen of Goa...I am very proud to be born a goan and even if I was not born and raised here ...this is the one place on earth I value ...because of my childhood memories....I am now a senior citizen ...but let me tell you friends ....the Goa that was so clean..so beautiful...so friendly ...has now gone to the commercial arena ...every other.... but a true goan is seen doing business on the streets and beaches of this" manculem Goam"...they have distroyed her totally ...and we senior citizens wonder what is happening here ...no respect left for anyone ....out siders dictate to us what is Goa and how it should be delt with....the good people are being targeted for wrong reasons...police are being forced to act as how they have been moulded...with no offence to anyone in this ...I respect the opinion of every other person....because we all have the right to our opinions ...but ..at the same time....there is no back bone to determine proper guidelines and freedom of speach .... ..CORRUPTION! is getting worst by the day! with its leadership....and we the people have to be blamed for the leaders...we have selected them.... Forgive me if I have offended anyone in my comment....Wish U all a Great Christmas Season & A Very Favourable n Safe New Year 2016 ....Cheers!

- ann mascarenhas, Margao | 24 th December 2015 11:24

 

You are right these are minor aberrations and people should be allowed to hit and run over people and once they are injured and admitted to hospital, barge in and abuse them. And if possible kill them on the road itself, it will reduce population and eliminate poor and powerless. May be you can also join the party.

- Alfred Noble, Goa | 24 th December 2015 08:24

 

Apparently in the book of the writer, people like Remo are above the law or are special people treated differently in the law book.

- Leann, Goa | 24 th December 2015 01:26

 

Remo is not absconding and will return to Goa. What is important now is to help the poor girl with justice. A fair amount of 20 lacks or more is no big deal for Remo.

- John W D'Souza, Margoa - Goa | 23 rd December 2015 20:27

 

Remo is absconding to Portugal and probably will never return to Goa to face the law. What do you feel about that? Wonder how you would have felt if someone close to you was there in the place of that poor girl.

- Antonio, Mapusa | 23 rd December 2015 17:29

 

SO TRUE DR. OSCAR REBELLO ....BEGINNING TO FEEL THREATENED ON OUR VERY OWN SOIL FROM ALL SIDES.

THE PEACEFUL HARMONY IN GOA AMONGST THE 3 COMMUNITIES THREATENED AND NOW ONE GOAN TRYING TO MALIGN ANOTHER.

TRUE ON THAT FATEFUL NIGHT ANY OTHER STATE IN INDIA WOULD BE OUT ON A RAMPAGE....INSPITE OF THE INCIDENTS THAT LED TO FC GOA LOSS WE SILENTLY WALKED OUT AS THE MOST WELL BEHAVED CITIZENS.THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE AND BEING THE TRUE GOEMKAR VOICE.

- MARGARIDA TAVORA E COSTA, RAIA SALCETE GOA | 23 rd December 2015 17:17

 

May be it is time for you to follow Remo to Portugal--your own country.

- Joan, Goa | 23 rd December 2015 17:09

 

Well said Dr Oscar.... Remo has been an icon for goans for decades.... Why hound him!!!!

Let the law take its own course

- Jorge da Silva Pereira, Panjim | 23 rd December 2015 14:58

 

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