"Beach parties" in coastal Goa, which attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, are patronised by "anti-elements", are illegal and cannot be permitted by law, state Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar said on Friday.
Expelled Congress legislator Babush Monserrate, who has been arrested on rape charges, today alleged that he was being framed in a fake case and said he would disclose the identity of those implicating him once he is out on bail.
Goa lawmaker Atanasio Monserrate, who is accused of raping a 16-year-old, was on Monday remanded to a further three days in police custody by the Goa Children's Court which conducts trials and remand proceedings related exclusively to crimes against children.
Aam Aadmi Party has asked Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar to immediately provide protection to the under-age girl, who was allegedly purchased and raped by legislator Atanasio Monserratte, and transfer of the case to a court-monitored special investigation team.
Reported by Tejas Mehta | Thursday May 05, 2016, Panaji
The young Nepalese girl who alleged that she had been bought and raped by Goa lawmaker Babush Monserrate, had indeed been "raped" medical examination has confirmed, the police said. The lawmaker has been arrested.
The rape case involving former education minister and unattached Congress legislator Atanasio Monserrate has been transferred to the women's police station which functions under the crime branch, a senior police official said on Thursday.