Will probe builder-politician nexus, says Parrikar

By Indo Asian News Service | Tuesday, January 07, 2014 | 3:56:21 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Panaji, Jan 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday assured a probe into the builder-politician nexus if "substantial evidence" was tendered. At least 17 people were killed in a building collapse Saturday.

Panaji, Jan 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday assured a probe into the builder-politician nexus if "substantial evidence" was tendered. At least 17 people were killed in a building collapse Saturday.

Parrikar's assurance comes after the opposition parties claimed Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar backed the ill-fated project, in which two flats were allotted to him.

"I will probe the nexus if people provide substantial evidence," Parrikar told reporters on the sidelines of a function in the capital.

Tawadkar, a legislator from the Canacona assembly constituency, 80 km from here, denied the charge and said he bought the flat with his "hard-earned money".

"The flat has not been given to me in return for a favour," Tawadkar clarified. However, both the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party demanded a judicial probe into the accident.

The government has appointed a three-member panel headed by a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer to probe the reasons for the crash and fix responsibility for what Parrikar called was "Goa's biggest building disaster".

Parrikar also said that nearly a dozen bodies, believed to be still trapped under the rubble, will be salvaged within 24 hours after a building adjoining the crash site is demolished. It has developed cracks and is posing a risk to the rescue teams.

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  26

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News National Articles Index

  

Articles in National

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.