Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Saturday visited the agitating United Tribals Associations Alliance (UTAA) leaders at Azad Maidan, Panjim and assured action with regards to the killing of two of its activists.
Facing flak from all quarters including his own party over handling the Wednesday agitation of UTAA, Kamat met the agitating tribals on Saturday evening and agreed to conduct a judicial enquiry into the incident. While UTAA had demanded a judicial probe from the beginning, the chief minister had ordered a magisterial enquiry.
Besides, the chief minister also assured the tribals that South Goa Collector G P Naik would be suspended immediately and further promised that those responsible for the burning of two tribals to death would be arrested within 24 hours. Incidentally, G P Naik is due to retire by the end of this month.
The chief minister who was accompanied by Tribal Welfare Minister Filipe Nery Rodrigues and Home Minister Ravi Naik said footage of the incident from various sources including the new channels will be used to trace the killers.
The family members of the two killed in the incident, have refused to take their bodies for the final rites demanding that those responsible for their death be booked first.