Saturday, May 08, 2010

Orissa natives under scanner in Goa‎

Sadguru Patil
Panaji, May 8 - With the three Naxalites being found in Goa, first time since liberation of Goa, Odiya community in the state have come under scanner. Police department has kept watch on Odiya speaking population in the slum areas of four talukas.

According to highly placed sources from Home ministry government has taken serious note of the incident of 3 naxalites being found in Goa while taking shelter in the slum areas of the state. If the Orissa police had not been intimated about the naxalites presence in Goa, to its counterpart in this tourist state, then local police would have been failed to catch hold these elements. Two naxalites were working in the famous factory at Mapusa and they had managed to flee from the factory on May 5 after police conducted raid on the said factory.

The sudden Nakabandi which was started in all major roads of Goa was the fallout of this Naxalite presence in the state said, highly placed sources. Police had kept secret the motive behind Nakabandi in order to keep Naxalites unaware about their search by cops. Police were searching vehicles bearing non Goa registration numbers in an attempt to trace the Naxalites.

Home ministry is aware that most of the Orissa residents are working in Goa`s fishing and real estate sectors. Police have kept watch on few of these two sectors as cops don't want to take any chance. There will be large number Orissa people in the total 50,000 industrial workers of the state of which 50 percent are non goans. Keeping this in mind police are also carrying out searches of slums and detaining labourers in an attempt to find out any Naxalite has came in their contact in last one month.

Slums at Karaswada, Bhoma and Old goa are in news. In last around 15 years hundreds of Orissa residents have migrated in Goa in search of jobs. Many girls from Orissa are working as maids in Houses belonging to Goans. There are no much incidences showing that they have created social problems in the state. Many youths from this state are working on trawlers in coastal talukas on Goa. Sizeable number of them are working in construction sector and in steel industries too. Presence of Orissa people is also there in bakeries.

Orissa naxalite arrested in Goa
TNN, May 7, 2010, 04.11am IST

PANAJI: In a major operation, Goa police on Thursday evening arrested an alleged naxalite from Orissa, Sambhu Beck, 25, wanted by Orissa police for murder, extortion, kidnapping and dacoity.

He was arrested from a house at Mapusa, North Goa, by a police team led by SP (anti narcotics cell) Veenu Bansal after a thorough search following specific information received from the SP of Sundargarh, Orissa, that Beck was hiding in Goa along with his associates.

Addressing the media, SP (PRO) Atmaram Deshapande said the naxalite, a leader of Maowadi Trishul Manch, was hiding in Goa for about two years.

Police have also arrested 17 of his associates, who are employed in various industrial estates in Goa, on charges of harbouring Beck, he said.

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