Goa’s Anti-Corruption Bureau On Its Toes

The Anti-Corruption Bureau in Goa has been on its toes in the recent months. From the investigation of the allegedly corrupt IGP to an imposter duping people since 2002 and the long-awaited outcome of the investigation on the illegal allotment of SEZ (Special Economic Zone) lands.

Anti-Corruption Bureau’s cases that made the press in chronological order:

 The Multi-Faced ITI Instructor

Chargesheet of K Henry Daniels:
First arrest in 2002, while posted in Bicholim ITI.
Second arrest in 2008 when he was arrested by Mapusa Police.
Third arrest in 2014, however he wasn’t suspended because he was out on bail on the same day.
Fourth arrest was in August this year since he accepted bribe of 1,500 from students for issuing admission in institute.

A conman and ITI (Industrial Training Institute) instructor, K Henry Daniel, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe in the past week.

It has been revealed that K Henry Daniels has in fact had a long history of being in trouble with the law. He has been arrested 4 times and suspended thrice.

Read more on the notoriety of K Henry Daniels here.

Corrupt IGP Case

Few weeks ago, a Vasco-based businessman filed a complaint under the Goa Lokayukta Act, 2011 against the Goa Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg for asking and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5.5 lakhs.

Mr. Munnalal Halwai had revealed that he filed the complaint under the Lokayukta because filing an FIR under the Anti-Corruption Bureau, which falls right under the accused IGP, wouldn’t result in anything.

Since then, the case has been referred to the Goa government by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and is pending inquiry.

Read what the government’s decision is here.

Who SEZ all’s fine?

As reported by Indian Express, Goa CM, Laxmikant Parsekar has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau to expedite the investigation on the SEZ scam and provide the reports to him within the first week of September 2016.

In the guise of a public-private partnership initiative, senior Congress Ministers were accused of being hand-in-glove with SEZ (Special Economic Zone) promoters and illegally allotted 38,000 lakh square meters of land to them by way of hatching criminal conspiracy, manipulation of documents, cheating government in connivance with officials of the GIDC, thereby causing loss to the exchequer.

Read more about the SEZ scam from an in-depth 2012 report here.