Goa CM announces cash award for information on shrine vandalism

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Panaji, Oct 18 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat today annouced a cash award of Rs one lakh for information on the desecration of religious places in the state.

Mr Kamat in the presence of Home Minister Ravi Naik, speaking to mediapersons here, said as the incidents of desecration of the shrines have been increasing in Goa, the government today took a decision to hand over all the cases pertaining to demolition of religious places to the special investigation team of crime branch headed by Superintendent of Police (crime) Mangaldas Desai, who will investigate the recent and past incidents of desecration of all religous shrines in Goa.

After the recent vandalisation of a shrine at Cuncolim, two religious shrines were desecrated last night at Paroda in South Goa.

He said somebody is planning to distrub the communal harmony in the state in order to hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus and trying to spoil the name of the ruling government.

Chief Minister said the identity of the person who will provide information, will be kept secret. The person can give the information to DGP or IGP, Mr Kamat added.

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