Stating that the substandard food served to cops deployed at the just concluded BRICS summit in South Goa was prima facie a major food scam, the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) headed by f Retired District Judge A.D.Salkar and comprising of Mr.J.A Keny today directed the Chief Secretary of Goa to conduct a thorough inquiry and fix resposiblity on the defaulting officials.
The GHRC has further directed that payment to the Bicholim based contractor Amonkar Classic Caterers be withheld pending inquiry into the entire episode. Adjourning the matter to 2nd of November, the GHRC has further directed the Chief Secretary to submit an interim report of the investigation within 10 days. It was submitted before the GHRC that the contract for a whopping Rs 51, 60,000 given to Amonkar Classic Caterers was sub-let to a road side contractor who clandestinely prepared the food in an open place owned by the police department near the Verna Police Petrol Pump next to the Verna Church Cemetery. Pointing out that road side laborers were engaged for cooking the substandard food in most unhygienic condition with water stored in open plastic barrels and used for cooking, it was further submitted that with thick bushes and grass all around insects and cockroaches found their way in the food served to the police personnel. 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