This is not the new thing in India. Police officers are meant to get their transfer orders the moment they act against the will and wishes of the politicians. The similar thing happened in this case. The police officials who had arrested the brother-in-law of a Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar including the ACB superintendent and Police Inspector connected to this case had been transferred and the brother-in-law was reinstated on the job. To get the insight of this story read the complete report here.
Based on the news published by local newspaper Heraldo, it has been confirmed that the transfers of the police officials were politically motivated and the result of the arrest of Brother-in-law of Goa CM. It is the fact that despite getting caught red-handed while accepting the bribe of Rs. 1 lakh at Tuem Industrial Estate the Brother-in-law of Goa CM was reinstated by CM himself back to his job. Ghanashyam Malwankar was working at the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) when ACB (Anti Corruption Cell) arrested him and CM quoted in front of media that he will not interfere in this matter and let the law take its own course.
The reinstatement of CM’s brother-in-law back to the job came did not come as a surprise since it was expected as the state is ruled by the U-Turn government. According to the sources, Malwankar was arrested by ACB in the Month of August 2015 while accepting the bribe from a pharmaceutical company to allot the industrial plot. The ACB laid the trap and arrested Malwankar following a tip from the reliable source but he was released on bail on the next day.
The story did not end here, following the arrest of Malwankar ACB recovered cash of Rs. 7.5 Lakh, two gold biscuits of 100g each and Gold jewelry worth Rs. 15 Lakh from a locker of Syndicate Bank’s Mapusa Branch rented by the accused. ACB also searched two bank lockers owned by Malvankar and his wife, after he was released on bail in Sindhudurg Zilla Madhavarti Bank at Dodamarg but found only an empty locker.
ACB made all the efforts to make the case strong against the accused. They gave no special treatment to the accused neither they kept any loopholes in this case. They managed to get the voice samples of Malwankar examined by forensics to make sure that the same matches the recordings of the accused recorded while making the deal before his arrest and the reports came positive.
According to the sources, Malvankar made all the efforts to release his cash and ornaments seized by ACB. He also appealed to the court seeking the release of seized property that includes the cash amounting to Rs. 30 Lakh, Gold ornaments and Gold biscuits worth another 35 lakhs for his daughter’s wedding. According to the sources, Despite the strong ACB appeals not to release the property, the court granted partial release of the seized property, which meant that the ornaments were released for the marriage but had to be returned at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Here the story took another turn, Goa CM Parsekar who happens to be the brother-in-law of the accused Malwankar, decided to intervene in the matter despite his earlier promise that he will not step into the investigation and let the law take its own course. As the result of CM’s interference in this matter, the investigation officer of this case Nolasco Raposo was transferred within two days of the court orders.
According to the sources, Raposo, who was instrumental in setting over a dozen traps in various cases, was shunted out on October 29th in a single transfer order, posting him to CID center, Mapusa. Soon after that, Superintendent of Police, Bosco George, an upright officer who was heading the ACB was also transferred posting him at SP Security, Wireless, SPCR.
George came on to the radar of the CM only because he strongly objected to the transfer of PI Raposo and had not released him for a long time from the ACB despite the transfer order. George even commenced a correspondence with the Chief Vigilance Officer and Goa Police that the transfer cannot be processed without the approval of the Director of Vigilance which didn’t happen in the case of Raposo.
Sources at the Directorate of Vigilance had confirmed that both transfers were the fallout of the political interference because of the fact that the accused was a close relative of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.