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Goa ED attaches land worth Rs 3 crore illegal

Goa: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a plot of land measuring 7,975sqm in Socorro with a value of Rs 3.19 crore in a matter of alleged illegal acquisition of land owned by the Serula comunidade by Sandeep Vazarkar, sarpanch of Socorro and others.

The FIR was registered against Vazarkar and members of the family as well as Agnelo Lobo, former attorney of the Serula comunidade.
During the investigation, it was revealed that Vazarkar and his brother Shivdas Arjun Vazarkar, conspired to fraudulently acquire the property belonging to the comunidade by filing a false mutation application at the office of Mapusa mamlatdar in the name of their deceased father Arjun Mahadev Vazarkar, and subsequently transferring the tittle of the property in their name as well as other members of the Vazarkar family.

The documents submitted along with the application were forged, the no objection certificate (NOC) issued by the former attorney of Serula comunidade was in violation of the rules prescribed under the ‘code of comunidades’ and no permission from the state government was taken either as mandated, for transferring property belonging to comunidades.