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Goa police filed chargesheet against 26 persons

GOA: Crime branch of Goa police has filed a chargesheet against 26 persons in the alleged Serula comunidade land scam. Four panchayat secretaries, seven office-bearers of comunidade, including attorney Agnelo lobo, besides 15 beneficiaries of illegal plots have been named in the chargesheet.

The case was first registered in 2014 at Porvorim police station against the comunidade office-bearers and plot beneficiaries. Later, in the same year, it was transferred to the crime branch. Crime branch superintendent of police Shobhit Saksena said the office-bearers of comunidade prepared fraudulent temporary possession certificates by mentioning the file numbers, government order number and plots of genuine persons and handed over to the accused persons without observing legal procedure as per the code of comunidade.

During the course of investigation, 17 accused were arrested. Saksena said the chargesheet is filed under various sections of Indian Penal Code including cheating, criminal breach of trust by public servants, misappropriation of property etc.

The News 24 Goa