Deshprabhu arrested in illegal mining case

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 04 August 2011 23:26 IST

Jitendra Deshprabhu

National General Secretary of the NCP Jitendra Deshprabhu is arrested by the Crime branch.

His anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by the District sessions court today evening.

Principal district and sessions judge Nutan Sardesai has also rejected his plea to appeal against the order in the high court.  

Deshprabhu had skipped summons by the crime branch for the past three months, in Korgao illegal mining case.

After he was taken into custody by the crime branch, Deshprabhu succeeded in getting himself admitted to the Goa Medical College late tonight, claiming to be ill.

As per the order by the Pernem JMFC, crime branch had filed a complaint against Deshprabhu and others in Korgao illegal mining case.

Crime branch had also issued summons to Deshprabhu, to remain present for interrogation in this case.

However, Deshprabhu preferred to skip the summons and then filed an anticipatory bail application on 25 July.

In his plea, the former Pernem MLA said he was willing to co-operate with the crime branch.

However, the court did not believe him and rejected his bail plea. He was arrested outside the court premises in Panaji.

Though he did not condemn the arrest, State NCP president Surendra Sirsat said that the arrest could be politically motivated.

“Since Deshprabhu is the national secretary, I will report the matter to the high command”, he said.  

Deshprabhu recently had a tussle with his own partymen, including high command observer and Goa desk in-charge Bharati Chavan.

Since then, the local partymen have been distancing themselves from Deshprabhu.

While commenting on his arrest, Chavan reminded the media about arrest of their party MLA Mickky Pacheco, against whom the crime branch had failed to even file a chargesheet till date.

“Let the law take its own course in this case”, she quipped. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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The criminals need to be punished irrespective of their connections and clout. The last 64 years have accumulated so much muck, dirt and filth that it could be almost impossible to clean the whole system. May be the main reason for this could be that the Framers of the Constitution --never anticipated that within such a short time--the power could be grabbed by such people....and the common man would have to watch helplessly --may be in hope of the Almighty to take incarnation and save them...............

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 05 th August 2011 21:14


Goa is such a beautiful place.It is known all over the world as a Paradise.

It is a great gift by God, to Goans .

However, when the likes of Mr Deshprabhu and other Politicians, including the CM conduct such illegal & rampant mining, it defaces the beauty of Goa.

Mr Deshprabhu may only understand this if he has a beautiful daughter,and she (God forbid) has her beauty badly and irepairably, defaced.

Illegal mining should be treated as a Capital Crime and the punishment should match the crime.

Since "hanging" is still an option in India,though not practised, it should be applied, to act as a deterrent for the ever growing crimes of Corruption ,Black Money & scams.

The crimes committed by Goa Police too seems to be on the increase.It is virtually one a week.

Regretably the Home Minister is fast asleep, while his troops are on the rampage.

Instead of assuring the public ,he seems to be endorsing criminals and crimes by his silence.

To Mr Ravi Naik:

While Goa burns, enjoy your deep sleep & slumber.

- N.Fernandes, London | 05 th August 2011 00:17


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