Remo granted conditional bail, passport blocked, can’t leave Goa

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 07 January 2016 15:14 IST

The Goa Children’s Court today granted conditional anticipatory bail to pop singer Remo Fernandes in a case of allegedly abusing a minor girl, who was knocked down by his son Jonah in a car accident.

Remo, a native of Goa but now a Portuguese national, has been told to deposit his passport to the Agacaim police till the chargesheet is filed.

The limit to file the chargesheet is up to three years, but it depends on the police investigations, said Remo’s lawyer Adv Rajeev Gomes.

As per the order passed by Judge Vandana Tendulkar, Remo will report to the Agacaim police station for 10 days from tomorrow, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Remo has also been told not to leave Goa without the permission of the court.

He has been granted bail in the case on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety.

He has been directed by the court also not to pressurise the victim girl, her family or other witnesses and also not to tamper with any evidence.

Adv Aires Rodrigues, who had filed a complaint against him, had sought Remo’s custody for police investigation.

The court granted bail to Remo while also dismissing Aires’ plea to cross-examine him in the court.

The court has also rejected Aires’ plea that the court should monitor the police investigations.

The intervention application filed by three RTI activists and argued by Kashinath Shetye has also been dismissed by the court.

Aires has filed a complaint at Agacaim police station that Remo verbally abused the victim girl, whose both legs are fractured, while she was being treated in the GMC hospital.

While the victim’s family says they had rejected Remo’s offer of a financial help of Rs 50,000, Remo claims that the family demanded Rs three lakh from him.

He has also alleged that Aires is trying to extort money in this accident case while Aires alleges that Remo has completely neglected the poor family from Malwan, Sindhudurg, who was on a walking pilgrimage to Old Goa feast.

The accident had occurred on 1 December at Guirim.

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Isn't this Pilgrimage stuff you do when you are old and retired? Why our young generation is indoctrinated into all these hyper religious acttivity is beyond me. Anyway, I hope, justice is done with the girls and the guilty punished, whoever and however rich/famous/affluent they may be.

- Ronil Antao, Chandor | 08 th January 2016 22:09

 

Instead of focussing on her studies and future the young girls are forced to walk from Malwan to Old Goa in the name of some pilgrimage, god and saint blah blah blah. This is what blind beliefs can do to you.

- Rodney, Goa | 07 th January 2016 17:48

 

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