Crime Category

Goa Sex Scandal
The Panaji women police station on Thursday night registered a first information report against Rupesh Samant, Anchor in a Local Cable TV network and Goa Chief in a news agency on charges of sexual harassment. Superintendent of Police Karthik Kashyap, Crime Branch, said that an offence under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Samant. Samant, a senior journalist working as a top anchor and interviewer with a cable news channel has been accused of sexually harassing women employees in the organization. The senior journalist,Read More
Dhargal Murder

Posted On September 24, 2015By Akshay LadIn Crime, Special Stories, Top Stories

Dhargal Double Murder: Cops Arrest Three

With a team from the National Investigating Agency (NIA) joining in the probe to nab the killers of veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare, it has now emerged that arrested Sanatan Sanstha activist Sameer Gaikwad was in contact with Rudra Patil, another outfit member accused in the 2009 Madgaon blast case in Goa. According to sources, Patil’s name emerged from Gaikwad’s tapped mobile phone call records. Patil, along with yet another Sanatan Sanstha member, Dilip Akolkar of Pune, was among the 12 charged by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in theRead More

Posted On September 17, 2015By Akshay LadIn Crime, Local, Top Stories

Double Murder At Dhargal

Bombay high court at Goa on Monday rejected the bail application filed by former State PWD minister Churchill Alemao. Two former Congress leaders Churchill and Digambar Kamat are currently in dock for allegedly receiving kick-backs in the multi crore Louis Berger scam.The high court, after hearing both the sides, on Monday dismissed his petition, denying him bail. The crime branch also raided Churchill’s IT consultant and sezed doucments worth Rs. 100 Crore. Churchill who was arrested by the Goa police on August 6 moved a fresh application citing parity asRead More

Posted On September 14, 2015By Akshay LadIn Crime, Local, National News, Top Stories

Chandigarh Woman Raped, Robbed in Goa

One man and his mother were arrested after a Chandigarh-based woman complained to police that she was induced via a matrimonial site to travel to Goa where she was raped and her gold ornaments stolen, police said on Sunday. A police spokesperson said Valentino Fernandes and his mother Leocidia of Sancoale village, 25 km from Panaji, befriended the 28-year-old woman from Chandigarh on a matrimonial site. “According to the complaint filed at the Verna police station, the victim said the prospective groom had sex with her in August and SeptemberRead More

Posted On September 12, 2015By Akshay LadIn Crime, Top Stories

Sex Scandal In Goa Media

The special general body meeting of the Goa Union of Journalists on Saturday resolved to form a special committee to probe allegations of serial sexual harassment against a senior journalist who has, some members of GUJ claimed, abused over a dozen women journalists. The committee will be headed by the president of the media body and will also have a professional counsellor whose services will be used to help women suffering from sexual harassment come out and file complaints with the authorities. The meeting was called after heated discussions onRead More

Posted On September 11, 2015By Akshay LadIn Crime, Local, Top Stories

Margao Police Arrest Six in Robbery Case

The Margao town police on Friday arrested six persons in connection with the case of an abduction and theft booked earlier this week. A Bhatkal-based salesman was robbed of around 2.40 lakh in cash near the Margao station road area. The police revealed the names of those arrested as Rohit Mangalam, the prime accused, and his accomplices, Rajat Gurav, Uddhav Arlekar, Rahil Shaikh, Rahim Mohammed and Parshuram Marbutti, all residents of Margao and in the age group of 20-25 years. Police sources said that the police were on the lookoutRead More
Special Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to accused teacher Hanumant Narvekar in std IV student rape case. After hearing the argument of the both the prosecution and the defence, the court had reserved the order for September 11.   Public Prosecutor Krishna Sansgiri had filed an application before Children’s Court, seeking the presence of Narvekar in the court.Adv Michael Nazareth, appearing for the accused, submitted that his client had been falsely accused of raping the minor girl and that the accused has an unblemished teaching career spanning over 38Read More