Aires is a 'mental' case: Parrikar

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 15 April 2013 17:09 IST

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has said social activist Aires Rodrigues is a fit case for mental hospital to study.

He was reacting to Aires’ allegation that fisheries minister Avertano Furtado is close relative of Sharlet Furtado, headmistress of the Vasco school where a seven-year old was raped and that nephew of the headmistress Monty is a prime accused.

The issue was raised by Velim MLA Benjamin Silva today during Zero Hour, stating that there is no relation between Avertano and Sharlet, except their surnames – Furtado.

“Both the allegations are baseless”, said Parrikar.

In fact he was critical of increasing trend to malign the VIPs without any base.

“In no way Avertano is related to Sharlet, but the allegation is made simply to politicize and sensationalise the case”, said Parrikar.

He also revealed to the House today the Interpol report Sharlet’s nephew Monty had left Dubai last time on 29 November 2012.

“The rape incident however took place on 14 January this year. His presence in Dubai at this time is verified by both the Interpol as well as Indian embassy in Dubai”, Parrikar informed the House.

Silva had demanded stern action against Aires for spreading such baseless information and creating unnecessary confusion.

"I will not take the name," Parrikar said, referring to the point made by Silva regarding Aires Rodrigues and said such people go to any extent to get publicity - positive or negative publicity. 

However, Parrikar said such people should be forgiven and referred to Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour as a case study. 

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There is a court order to arrest those destroying evidence in the rape case. What is the Goa Police and Home Minister doing about it? They should be hauled up for contempt of court.

samir

- Samir Kelekar, Bangalore | 15 th April 2013 17:33

 

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