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Contempt Petition Against Churchill?

Villagers of Sinquetim Navelim, led by Avertano Furtado who is preparing to contest the next Assembly elections, have threatened to file a contempt of court proceeding against PWD Minister Churchill Alemao and officials of the department.
The threat came in the wake of Churchill’s statement that the Sinquetim-Benaulim bridge over River Sal will be completed by December this year.
Work on the bridge has been stopped as it has not got the clearance from the Central Coastal Zone Management Authority and PWD Executive Engineer Anil Ringle had sworn an Affidavit before the Bombay High Court at Goa stating that work on the bridge has been stopped since 23rd May.
Till the PWD gets the nod from the CCZMA, work on the bridge cannot commence and hence announcements that it will be ready by December tantamount to fooling the people, said Furtado.
The villagers also threatened to lodge a complaint against Churchill and PWD for destroying mangroves and also filling up low lying khazan lands which are prohibited under the Coastal Zone Regulation 2011.

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