Goa cabinet minister chargesheeted in rioting case

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Panaji, June 10: The Goa Police on Friday, June 10 chargesheeted Ramesh Tawadkar, sports minister in the BJP-led coalition government, and seven others in a 2009 rioting case at a wildlife sanctuary in South Goa.

The chargesheet was filed at Canacona Judicial Magistrate's court under sections 143, 147,451,353,224 and 225 read with Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code.

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Tawadkar, who is a cabinet minister and a legislator from the Poinguinim constituency in South Goa, was booked for barging into the office of a forest range officer in Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, around 80 km from Panaji, and forcibly taking away two persons from the custody of the forest officials.

IANS

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