In our expose ‘Black Money Trail: Goa Politicians under Intelligence Agencies Radar’ we mentioned that politicians of Goa of cabinet rank status and members of the Goa Legislative Assembly were being watched by the Central Intelligence agencies as part of their investigations following the black money trail especially Hassan Ali money-laundering racket. GoaChronicle.com now exposes the politicians under radar…
Investigations into the Hassan Ali trail is still on even though he recently got bail; as well as investigations into the Indian politicians and businessmen black money trail; GoaChronicle.com through its sources in the Central Intelligence Agencies has learnt that 60 names from Goa including politicians and businessmen are constantly under watch – movements, communications, associates and travel are all monitored and we had mentioned this in our previous expose.
Of the 60 names we have exposed that 6 cabinet rank ministers and 13 members of legislative assembly from Goa are under constant watch, including their family members and known associates. Intelligence agencies have also managed to track down some of their foreign bank accounts.
Please note that the names mentioned in this expose are not names come out of the 700 account details in Swiss Banks given by the French Government to the Indian Government; which is currently being scrutinized into by the Union Ministry of Finance and Enforcement Directorate. We will release those details as soon as we get more information. The names of the politicians we are exposing are a part of the Black Money Trail coming out the Hassan Ali investigations into money-laundering and these politicians are under radar; formal report will come-out post the investigations as revealed to us by a senior ranking Intelligence agency officer of the rank of Joint Director.
The 6 cabinet rank ministers under serious watch are
Digambar Kamat – Chief Minister also holding the Town & Country Planning portfolio. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Singapore, Moscow -Russia, Beijing in China and Mauritius. Sources of funds are expected to be from mining, real estate, industries, casino relations and current ministerial portfolio.
Churchill Alemao – PWD Minister. Intelligence agencies are investigating his bank accounts in Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Doha – Qatar, Kuwait and Lisbon- Portugal; other countries where they expect bank accounts to be held are Muscat -Oman, Mauritius and London – United Kingdom. While the sources of his funds have not been zeroed down on it is expected to be coming from mining, money-laundering, real estate, drugs, casino relations, protection money and current ministerial portfolio. His real estate assets in the Gulf countries and Portugal are also under scrutiny.
Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate – Minister for Education. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Dubai – United Arab Emirates, St Petersburg – Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore and Mauritius. Intelligence agencies watching him indicate that his sources of fund come from self-owned businesses, real estate, money-laundering, casino relations, protection money and though not confirmed escort services is also one business model of his fund generations. The minister was recently detained by customs officials at the Mumbai airport for carrying foreign currencies to Dubai above the government permissible limits. He was however let go after investigations. His real estate assets in Gulf countries, South America and Europe have been identified, investigations are still on.
Joaquim Alemao – Urban Development Minister. Intelligence agencies are tracking his accounts in Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Doha – Qatar, Kuwait and London. Possibility of accounts in Mauritius and Lisbon – Portugal have not been ruled out. His sources of funds are mining, real estate, casino relations, protection money and current portfolio.
Ravi Naik – Home Minister is currently under suspicion owing to the police-politician drug nexus, intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Singapore, London, Thailand, Germany and Switzerland. His sources of funds are considered to be protection money, real estate, mining, money-laundering and drugs.
Other Cabinet Ministers on the radar are;
Alexio Sequeira – Power Minister. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Lisbon – Portugal, Dubai – United Arab Emirates and London – United Kingdom. Real estate, mining, self-owned businesses and current portfolio are the sectors being considered as his source of funds.
Vishwajeet Rane – Health Minister & Agriculture Minister. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Dubai, London, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Mauritius and Russia. Real estate, drugs, casino relations, money-laundering, escort services and self-owned businesses.
Jose Philip DeSouza – Revenue Minister. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Dubai, Doha – Qatar and Thailand. His sources of funds are protection money, money laundering, real estate and current portfolio. Intelligence agencies are also probing links of this minister to a probable counterfeit money racket, though it is still under investigations, there appears to be serious suspicion in light of the recent counterfeit money found in one of the Casinos and a trail has led to the Revenue Minister, who has denied all knowledge of it.
Other Members of the Goa Legislative Assembly under watch
Agnelo Fernandes – Calangute MLA. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Dubai, Doha, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore and Thailand. His sources of funds are expected to be protection money, drugs, real estate and escort services, money-laundering and self-owned business. He is also supposed to have picked up real estate in Brazil and Argentina.
Mickky Pacheco – Benaulim MLA. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Dubai, United States of America. They suspect that he also have an account in London. Real estate, protection money and money laundering are being investigated as his sources of funds.
Mauvin Godinho – Deputy Speaker & MLA Cortalim. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Dubai, Doha and London. His suspected sources of funds are real estate and protection money. Though money-laundering is also being investigated.
Pratapsingh Rane – Speaker & MLA Poreim. Intelligence agencies are tracking his bank accounts in Switzerland, Germany, London, Singapore and other South Asians countries (though no exact details have been got on it yet). His sources of funds are considered to be real estate, mining and self-owned businesses.
Other ministers under intelligence periphery watch are also Nilkanth Halarnkar, Tourism Minister and Deepak Dhavalikar, Transport Minister though intelligence agencies reveal that nothing yet startling has come out.
Among the other members of the Goa Legislative assembly under periphery watch are Dayanand Narvekar – MLA Aldona, Curchorem MLA Shyam Saterdekar, Quepem MLA Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kawalekar, St Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes and Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar from the current Congress MLAs. Among the BJP MLAs under intelligence radar are Laxmikant Parsekar, Manohar Parrikar, Damodar Naik, Francis DeSouza and Dayanand Mandrekar. While nothing yet has come out of these MLAs, intelligence agencies are still keeping a watch.
Investigations into the Hassan Ali trail have revealed that 70 per cent of most transaction originates from Mumbai and Goa. Money laundering, mining, real estate, casino relations, drugs and protection money is coming out as main sources of the black money.
At this point of time GoaChronicle.com would not like to speculate on the guilt or innocence of any minister or MLA. Our job as an investigative media is to bring information to the people of Goa. This information has been revealed to us by a senior officer of the Central Intelligence agency of the rank of joint director. We have also been told that currently the above details are under investigations; though at this point there seems to be nexus between politicians in the money-laundering racket and their frequent travels internationally is bringing the cloud of suspicion on them and them holding international bank accounts. No details on amounts that politicians have in these accounts have been revealed as yet. A report on these investigations is expected to be released before the end of this year.
The question however that does now get thrown open is if the investigations into the black money trail does in fact indict or directly implicate any of the ministers or members of the Legislative Assembly, will the people of Goa stand up against what can be seen as misuse of government office, political clout and taking the people of Goa for a complete ride.