Goa’s Director of Police Dr. Muktesh Chander must personally probe this major 52 lakh food scam pertaining to the very substandard and rotten meals that were served to the police personnel deployed at the just concluded 2016 BRICS summit held in South Goa.
Prime facie it seems that Senior police officers may be involved in his sad and sordid crime, but only a detailed but swift investigation will reveal it all. Those officers found embroiled must not be spared but wacked. Pending investigation the contractor should not be paid a paisa but infact jailed. It would be interesting to see whether any tender for supply of this food was ever floated. Arrangements for the BRICS summit having commenced around six months ago, why was no proper arrangement of amenities for the well being of the police personnel planned well in advance. The contract for a whopping Rs 52 lakhs was reportedly given to Amonkar Caterers from Bicholim who appears to have sub-let the contract to a road side contractor to supply food for the 5,000 police personnel deployed at the BRICS Summit. There is now documentary evidence that those meals for the police personnel were clandestinely prepared in an open place owned by the police department near the Verna Police Petrol Pump next to the Verna Church Cemetery. Road side laborers were engaged for cooking the substandard food in most unhygienic condition. Water was stored in open plastic barrels and the same water was used. With thick bushes and grass all around, it is no surprise that insects and cockroaches found their way in the food served to the police personnel. Stray dogs also made their presence at the cooking venue for their share, while officers of the Food and Drugs Administration were busy at the five star hotels checking on the food that was going to be served to the dignitaries. The investigation by the DGP must probe which police official authorized the use of that police land at Verna for illegally without the permissions of the Food and Drugs Administration to cook unhygienic food not fit for human consumption. With some Police personnel having fallen sick after eating that food, it is high time that an enquiry be conducted and the police personnel should be asked about their experience with that food which even dogs refused to eat. Sources reveal that spoilt leftover lunch was served as dinner and leftover dinner was served as lunch the next day which police staff refused to eat. Aires Rodrigues Advocate High Court C/G-2, Shopping Complex Ribandar Retreat, Ribandar – Goa – 403006 Mobile No: 9822684372 Office Tel No: (0832) 2444012 Email: airesrodrigu...@gmail.com Or airesrodrig...@yahoo.com You can also reach me on Facebook.com/ AiresRodrigues Twitter@rodrigues_aires www.airesrodrigues.com