04/03/2014 ….A day after the Margao police booked Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai and Curtorim MLA Reginaldo Lourenco for obstructing police while discharging their lawful duties, the duo on Monday demanded immediate withdrawal of the cases or to register a similar case against Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado for the loud music played at the Sinquetim dance till around 3 am on Monday.
Coming down heavily on the government for police action against them, the duo said that the filing of false and malicious cases was nothing but an attempt to silence them on the eve of the beginning of the Assembly session..
Mr Sardesai further said that the case was filed against him because he moved a resolution for sound relaxation during weddings and traditional events in a bid to end the politician-police nexus in extorting money from organizers.
He also questioned as to why the police did not file a case against Avertano Furtado for being present at a dance event in Sinquetim where loud music was being played.
Speaking about the issue, Mr Lourenco urged people to fight against the oppression of the BJP-led Govt.