Quepem police have registered a case against unknown security personnel of the mining firm in connection with the abduction of journalist Gary Azavedo.
The case is registered under Sections 323, 427, 342 and 506 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The unknown security personnel have been accused of causing hurt, mischief, wrongfully confining a person and using criminal intimidation and if convicted will attract imprisonment ranging from one year to two years.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that a representative of the mining firm lodged a counter complaint against Gary with the Quepem police station on Wednesday morning accusing him of trespass, insulting people to provoke breach of peace and also causing hurt.
However one Hawaldar Gomes attached to the Quepem Police Station refused to give details claiming that he no idea of what has happened since he resumed duties after being on leave on Wednesday afternoon itself and further said that no other police personnel were available at the police station.