In the violent incident which took place in the capital city of Panjim when traditional fishermen were on protest in the state, which later turned to Lathi charge has now asked for a magisterial inquiry. The state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into this matter. The records from Fishermen’s side were reported the next day of the incident and the other side of the story from that of cops too came to light through various reports. But now the magisterial inquiry will decide whose side or action was justifiable at the time of happening of the incident. Read the whole report here.
The magisterial inquiry has been ordered by the state government into the alleged lathi-charge against traditional fishermen and boat owners during their protest against the use of light-emitting diodes (LED) for fishing activities.
In this regards, the government has appointed south Goa collector Swapnil Naik as inquiry officer. The lathi charge which took place on May 12 after the agitation by traditional fishermen turned violent and as reported was out of control for the police. During this incident, two policemen were also injured in the fights. Almost 23 fishermen were arrested and then released on bail.
The report of this inquiry has to be submitted within a period of 30 days from May 17.
It is also asked by the government to the inquiry officer to determine if the sub-divisional magistrate had ordered the lathi charge. Besides this also to find out the circumstances that led to the ordering of the lathi charge and if there come any other issues during the course of the inquiry.