In one of the most serious incidents that took place in Chimbel, situated in St. Cruz Constituency, around 22 vehicles have been damaged by some unknown miscreants. According to the locals, this is the third time something like this took place in Chimbel area. Chimbel is one of the biggest slum areas which comes under St. Cruz constituency and it is presently represented by the Taleigao heavyweight Babush Monseratte.
According to the information available from the reliable sources, 22 vehicles have been damaged by some unknown miscreants. The vehicles include the luxury buses, SUVs, small and medium cars. All the vehicles have been damaged very badly. The incident took place at Indiranagar in Chimbel at a night time. The culprits had targeted many high-end tourist vehicles in that area by smashing the front and rear glass into pieces.
Residents of the Chimbel area told the media that, vehicles have been damaged in the night time while they were parked. “The incident must have happened in the midnight or early morning between 12 and 2 am,” said one of the residents of Chimbel adding that “The miscreants have smashed the glasses of the vehicles. We have doubt that the miscreants who have done this shabby act are the part of a gang (drug addicts) who linger around this area at nighttime.”
The residents, whose vehicles have been damaged, have the feelings that, miscreants belongs to the same village. They have asserted that there is a need of police protection in the future to avoid such kind of incident. “There is a need for police patrolling in this area since this is the third time such incident took place in this area,” said another resident of Chimbel adding that they have made the police complaints in the past but no actions have been taken yet.
There are several complaints in the Panaji police station about such kind of incidents but no action have been taken by police as yet. “This time we are not going to keep quite. We want the culprits should be put behind the bars.” The locals have also blamed the St. Cruz MLA Babush Monseratte for not taking care of the Chimbel area. “Guys drink and consume the drugs here at night. Our MLA Babush Monserratte does not even bother to intervene. He has completely deserted Chimbekars,” said one of the resident. “When Mammy (Victoria Fernandes) and Baba (Rudolf Fernandes) were there, such kind of incidents never happened. Police used to intervene, but now there is complete Gundaraj going on here,” he added.
Meanwhile the AAP candidate for St. Cruz constituency, Jose Gomes visited the site and condemn the act of vandalism saying, “Aam Aadmi is complete with the people of Chimbel. Especially the one who have suffered the loss. I feel that this is not an accident or personal enmity but it is a political stunt. It has happened in the past. They just want to terrorize the people to polarize the votes. Aam Aadmi condemns this. It is not the job of one person but the group of people. This is pre-panned.”