delegation of civil society members meet state dgp t n mohan over FB issue of Devu Chodankar


26/05/2014 … A delegation of the members from the civil society led by fatorda independent mla vijai sardessai on Monday met the state director general of police t n mohan and appraised him over the police officials harassment towards the Young shipping professional Devu Chodankar who is facing arrest for his comments on Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on a Facebook forum

It may be noted in a post in March this year, Chodankar had in his facebook comment had stated that if Modi comes to power, he would unleash a ‘holocaust’, a post that the police claimed was later deleted.

Chodankar had posted the comment on March 23 and was summoned by Goa police on May 12. He has been booked under the contentious section 66A of the IT Act along with sections of 153(A) and 295(A) of the Indian Penal Code.

The FIR was registered by former chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries Atul Pai Kane.

But on last Saturday Goa Police’s attempt to arrest deu for making anti-Narendra Modi comment was opposed by members of the Civil society activists who believed police interest in a Facebook post was draconian after which even a protest was held outside the police headquarters in Panaji on Saturday.

Speaking to media reporters after meeting dig t n mohan fatorda independent mla vijai sardessai said the state police department were trying to selectively target mr chodankar since his comment was against prime minister narendra modi

Sardessai raised apprehensions on the comments made by sanquelim mla dr pramod sawant where in mr sawant had said that certain people who were taking side mf mr chodanakar might have written his face book comments

Meanwhile social activist advocate aires rodrigues said that he had also pointed out to dgp about the previous complaints which he had filed on the politicians and no action was taken till date no those by the state police department