Wednesday, 5 April 2023

From the Old Goa Police Station on Archt. Elsa Fernandes inquiry

Old Goa Police Station Police Inspector had called Architect Elsa Fernandes today April 05, 2023 for the inquiry regarding complaint filed against her by 54 people from Santa Cruz Village on 20th March 2023. She was called at 10.30 am but Police Inspector went away from the Police Station at 10.28 am and returned back only at 12.10 pm.

Archt. Elsa Fernandes reached to the Old Goa Police Station at 10.30 am to find that Police Inspector was missing from the office. She was accompanied by around 40 people from various parts of Goa in the spirit of solidarity in a fight to rescue sanity in democracy currently in coma state at Santa Cruz Panchayat.

There were some attempts to distract her but she did not loose focus of the task at hand and went about with diligence  as a mark of her efficient functioning. First she gave entry of her letter to Superitendent of Police (SP) of North Goa in Porvorim amidst heavy traffic Jam on her way from Santa Cruz to Porvorim. Then she came to Old Goa defeating wayside distractions.

There at the Old Goa Police Station she gave entry of her letter to Police Inspector of Old Goa explaining facts about the contentions of February 26, 2023 Gram Sabha of Santa Cruz Panchayat.

After 90 minutes wait at the Old Goa Police Station she gave another letter inward putting on record the fact that she came to the Police Station in response to the call letter served on her. Since Police Inspector is not available she is dispersing at 12.00 noon. After this letter was entered in Police records Inspector reached Police Station at 12.10 pm. Many people had dispersed and was about to leave the premises. Some returned back after Police Inspector came to his office.

At 12.15 pm Elsa entered the the cabin of Police Inspector Padvalkar with all her supporters and media. Police Inspector however requested everyone to leave his cabin except Archt. Elsa Fernandes, her lawyer and two more people.

Reports of the negotiations indicate that Police Inspector is inclined towards compromising this matter and has called five of the 54 signatories to the Police Station again  tomorrow April 06, 2023 at 10.00 am for a joint meeting with Archt. Elsa Fernandes.

Archt. Elsa Fernandes assisted by her lawyer has asked for uncut, unedited file of the video recording of the February 26, 2023 Santa Cruz Gram Sabha to ascertain the truth as to what exactly went through at the Gram Sabha. Further details are awaited.

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