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Goa court grants bail to Fabindia ‘Voyeurs’

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

A court in Goa has granted bail to the four Fabindia employees, arrested after HRD minister Smriti Irnai discovered a hidden camera in the trail room of the store in Goa.

Fabindia’s lawyer, Advocate Raju Paulekar, told the court that the four employees are being charged with tougher laws than necessary as it is a high profile case.

“Section 354 of the IPC opens with two words – assault and criminal force. In this case it is inapplicable. There is a Supreme Court judgment also which says that the police should not arrest people randomly, but give them an opportunity to explain themselves,” Paulekar said.

He also said the camera was there to prevent shoplifting and was not a spy cameras to carry out illegal activity.

The four employees were booked for voyeurism, intrusion into privacy and also capturing, publishing image of private area of any person without consent.

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Goa CM to Appoint Scientific Agency to Study Phenomenon of Beach Erosion

awant said that efforts by governments in the past, including building of concrete walls to prevent erosion

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The agency once recruited, Sawant said, would advice the state government on remedial measures to be undertaken in order to arrest beach erosion. Pixabay

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that a scientific agency would be soon appointed to study the phenomenon of beach erosion which washes away beach stretches across Goa’s coastline every monsoon.

“I cannot assure you that it will be done within the next six months. It may take some time, but the government will get down to taking the agency on board as soon as possible,” Sawant told the Goa Assembly during Question Hour, as MLAs across party complained of sand erosion on Goa’s beaches every year.

The agency once recruited, Sawant said, would advice the state government on remedial measures to be undertaken in order to arrest beach erosion.

Goa, CM, Beach Erosion
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that a scientific agency would be soon appointed to study the phenomenon of beach erosion which washes away beach stretches across Goa’s coastline. Pixabay

Sawant said that efforts by governments in the past, including building of concrete walls to prevent erosion, were not proving to be effective.

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“The ‘rubble walls’ are proving to be more effective. We should not simply go in for concrete retaining walls. There are other options too,” Sawant said. (IANS)