CM Pramod Sawant on Wednesday directed police to crack down on the party scene in the state and said specific instructions have been given to stop all kind of parties—both indoor and outdoor, reports Murari Shetye. “We have given instructions to all police inspectors to stop all parties that are being held in homes as well as outdoors,” Sawant, who also holds the home portfolio, said.
The CM’s directive comes after videos went viral of BJP MLA Glen Ticlo attending a birthday party and one on the beach belt of Morjim organised by a Russian, which was attended largely by foreigners.
On Sunday, Ticlo is seen attending a party at Calangute, while Goa police arrested the Russian national for organising a party at Morjim, who was later released on bail. Sawant had said he would look into allegations of Ticlo attending the party at Calangute.
Sources said people are holding parties at farm houses, cottages and luxury villas at isolated places so that they can enjoy without coming to the notice of the authorities. Even small parties like birthdays and anniversaries are being organised at houses and around 30 people attend such parties.