Bharat Mukti Morcha condemns police threats of arrests issued to Cliffton de Souza of Velim, Salcete, Goa today through his mother by Police Inspector Raju Raut Dessai of Cuncolim Police Station. Clifton is young budding politician opposed to Bamon Raj politics practiced in Goa who contested last Assembly elections from Velim constituency in spite of lucrative offers to withdraw from the fray. Even though he hardly got more than 380 votes political opponents from Bamon Raj parties of Congress (who was represented by Felipe Neri Rodrigues, former Goa’s Forest Minister in Digambar Kamat government) as well as BJP (who even though had no official candidate contesting on its ticket as the party supported independent candidate Benjamin Silva who eventually won the elections) felt unnerved with Cliffton de Souza in the fray.
Even though Clifton lost last Assembly elections his political rivals in BJP in power never lost sight of Clifton’s potential as a politician and are trying their level best to finish his political carrier by implicating him various police cases.
On 3rd February 2013 Cliffton was attacked violently during the Velim Gram Sabha and had to be hospitalized due to injuries. His attackers are still at bay. There is complete law of jungle perpetuated by Bamon Manohar Parrikar government. Five page long descriptive complaints has been filed before this very Police Inspector Raju Raut Dessai by Cliffton providing detail information of attack on himself at Velim Gram Sabha on 3rd February against the accused Savio and two others. Why police inspector Raju Raut Dessai did not arrest Savio and his other accomplices, and file Charge sheets? The reason is very simple and clear to understand: there is a political pressure from Home Minister and Chief Minister Bamon Manohar Parrikar on this PI Raju Raut Dessai to avoid arrest of the accused Savio. Or why else the accused has not been arrested for the past two months ? Chief minister Bamon Manohar Parrikar is totally committed to Bamon Raj in order to suppress Mulnivasis in Goa. Cliffton de Souza is opposed to Bamon Raj and that’s reason he is being harassed by abuse of police force.
Today 1st April 2013 Cliffton has been served with verbal threat of arrest through his mother by Police Inspector Raju Raut Dessai of Cuncolim Police Station. Bharat Mukti Morcha takes serious note of this threat to arrest Cliffton and cautions Police Inspector Raju Raut Dessai not to take law into his hands by issuing such verbal threats of arrests and calling Cliffton to police station without following due process of law. This behavior of Police Inspector Raju Raut Dessai is unbecoming of a Police Officer who has sworn to uphold the Constitution of Republic of India.
In case PI Raju Raut Dessai continues this behavior then he would degrade himself into an agent of Bamon Raj like how PI Francis Corte degraded himself while he was PI at Old Goa Police Station in November 2011. Bharat Mukti Morcha condemns such high handed behaviour on part of PI Raju Raut Dessai. Bharat Mukti Morcha extends full support for Cliffton de Souza and to his political activities across South Goa.