Sunday, July 02, 2017

Amit Shah holds public meeting at Goa airport complex, complaint filed

Panaji: A day after BJP president Amit Shah addressed a party meeting at Goa's Dabolim International Airport premises, a lawyer has filed a complaint alleging misuse of an airport controlled by the Indian Navy for political purposes.

In a complaint addressed to Secretary of Civil Aviation and Goa Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, lawyer-activist Aires Rodrigues has alleged that holding a party meeting, which was attended by over 2,000 people, was a violation of Section 141 (Unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code and put passengers at the airport to inconvenience.
"People who were arriving or departing from the airport were restrained by the blockage due to the public meeting, as also the airport being considered a security installation, no public meeting could have been held and that it also amounted to a violation of the other enactments covering vital installations like airports," the complaint reads.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik has also demanded that the Civil Aviation ministry should file a FIR against Shah and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the "illegal" meeting.
02/07/17 IANS/First Post

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