Raising the issue on floor of the Legislative Assembly, Independent legislator Naresh Sawal said the behavior of the Mamlatdar (revenue official) from Bicholim taluka in dealing with general public, especially women, was “serious” and should be reined in before it is too late.
In his reply, Revenue Minister Francis D’Souza said a complaint was received against the concerned officer, whose name is mentioned in the written reply tabled on the floor of the House. “The complaint against the officer has been investigated by a deputy collector-level officer from Bicholim taluka”, he said.
Not happy with the reply, Sawal said it appears that the state government lacked seriousness in curbing crime against women. Sawal was joined by another Independent legislator Vijay Sardessai who brought to the notice of the House that an offence was registered against the officer at Vasco police station.
Intervening in the debate, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the issue regarding police complaint against the officer could not be discussed on the floor of the House as the question was related to his misbehavior in the office.