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

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

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




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