Former MLA of the Calangute constituency and senior Congress leader Agnelo Fernandes has alleged that BJP MLA Michael Lobo is supporting the spread of prostitution and drug trade in the tourism belt of Candolim and Calangute.
While rubbishing the claims of the Goa police that Singh was murdered over a stolen bike, he alleged that the recent murder of hotelier Vishwajit Singh in Candolim was due to his links in the flesh and drugs business.
“Numerous illegal activities where happening at the hotel since the last five years. Prostitution and drug-trafficking were evident. Such activities cannot go on without political patronage.”
BJP MLA Michael Lobo has however put the ball in Fernandes court alleging that Candolim and Calangute witnessed a spurt in illegal sex trade and drugs during the tenure of the Congress leader and that he is working with local law enforcement agencies to clean up the mess of drugs and sex trade in North Goa.
Interestingly GoaChronicle.com must inform its readers that former MLA Agnelo Fernandes was to bring the raunchy Playboy restaurant to Goa and clad the Playboy bunnies (ladies) in Saris, to give it an Indian touch. Concerned citizens across Goa opposed the move and the project was stalled.