Two persons from Xiro Carmona, irked over the long power failure, on Tuesday evening assaulted Electricity Department’s Assistant Engineer Alvito Fernandes.
Fernandes had gone to the site to supervise the work of restoring the power supply that was disrupted as four electricity poles had collapsed. While the poles were erected in the morning, the transmission lines were drawn in the afternoon when the incident occurred.
Following a complaint lodged with the police, Fernandes was referred for medical examination and police have registered a case against the duo – Yuri Ferrao and Herculan D’Costa – for assaulting a government servant on duty.
It is learnt that despite local MLA and PWD Minister Churchill Alemao’s request not to lodge a complaint, Fernandes has pressed charges against the two.
It may be recalled that recently MLA Micky Pacheco has been convicted for assaulting an Electricity Department’s Junior Engineer.