Suspended mining official commits suicide, family alleges torture by Govt

PTI, PANAJI | 21 September 2012 21:41 IST

A senior officer with the Goa Mines Department, who was recently suspended following the Shah Commission report, on Friday committed suicide, police said.

Assistant Geologist Dattatraya Bhave, who was suspended along with five other officials on September 7, hung himself at this residence in Ponda town.

According to his family, Bhave was humiliated, mentally tortured and harassed by the department after the suspension, which forced him to take the extreme step.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said he has asked local deputy collector to initiate an inquiry into the suicide.

"I am pained with the loss of an officer. Suspension does not mean punishment. We have kept these officers away because they should not be tempering with the evidence," he said.

The Goa government after suspending the licences of all the mining leases on recommendations of the Commission, had put six senior officials from state Mines and Geology department under suspension.

All the officers were asked to report at the South Goa collector’s office in Margao city. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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