The law finally landed on the doorstep of likely land grab enablers

June 09, 2022 | 07:25 IST

The law finally landed on the doorstep of likely land grab enablers

Letters sent to land and tax authorities; The hermetically sealed Pandora’s box of total land grabbing of 1 lakh square meters in Bardez should be opened; Bardez Mamlatdar Rahul Desai under scanner

Team Herald

Mapusa: Finally. Mapusa Police have written letters to relevant departments including the Archives, Deputy Registrar, Deputy Collector and Mamlatdar, requesting documents related to the Anjuna land grab case.

Although this concerns only one case, it is enough to open the tight Pandora’s box of land grabbing, by impersonation, of nearly one lakh square meters in Bardez by bogus transfers of land and false signatures of deceased persons.

Mapusa PI Paresh Naik said: “We have written letters to all relevant departments requesting

documents relating to the case. Once we receive the documents, they will be reviewed and further action will be taken in this matter,” Naik said.

Recall that on June 1, the Mapusa police recorded an offense in the land grabbing case and imprisoned five people including Bardez Mamlatdar Rahul Desai.

Mapusa Police recorded offenses under Sections 465, 467, 468, 471, 419, 420 r/w 34 IPC based on the complaint filed by Anjuna resident Esperanca Oliveira against Branca Cassiana Diniz alias Branca Rodrigues Paulina Diniz alias Palmira Gonsalves and Mariano Gonsalves all residents of Cuncolim, Royson Rodrigues resident of Chaudi in Canacona as well as Rahul Desai, the Bardez Mamlatdar.

The defendants had dishonestly prepared false documents regarding land survey no. property.

According to the FIR, all the defendants with their “common intention, fraudulently and knowingly produced the false land ownership documents before the relevant authorities and succeeded in transferring the rights to the land ownership by depriving the legal heirs of enjoying their rights. thus deceived the legal heirs of landed property.

It may be recalled that Herald brought to light this land grabbing issue where groups of people allegedly transferred and seized the lands of niz Goenkars from Badem, Anjuna, Assago and Parra.

District Registrar to investigate after Northern District Registrar goes on ‘sick leave’

PANJIM: District Registrar (Headquarters) Arjun Shetye will now conduct an investigation into the reported land grab allegations in the villages of Bardez taluka.

State Registrar and Head of Notarial Services Ashutosh Apte said Shetye would now investigate the complaints as Northern District Registrar Vassudev Hadkonkar, who previously led the investigation, has gone on sick leave. It is not known what the source of the disease is.

Apte said that while no time has been given for the investigation, the district registrar will find out how these properties were recorded and whether it matches the records available from the state registrar. The District Registrar will verify that proper procedures were followed and documentation was in order.

According to Apte, the state registrar has received complaints about land grabbing by fraudulent means in the villages of Badem-Assagao and Anjuna. In a complaint signed by many villagers suspected that the properties of the whole village had been seized by impersonation and registration of false documents while demanding a thorough investigation on this matter.