From: By Hand Delivery
Shankar Raghunath Jog,
Via TISKA, GOA ...Pin: 403406.
Phone No. 2611499 & 2611032.
Date: 19th November, 2009.
Ponda Police Station,
Sub: First Information Report of Criminal offence of environmental destruction at Darbandora, Goa.
This is to inform you that mining operations are intermittently being carried out at T. C./Leases No. 7/59 situated in village Darbandora, under survey number), 36/1 and 37/1 without ‘Environment Clearance’ from the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India, as required under provisions of ‘Environment (Protection) Act, 1986’. This is a cognizable criminal offence punishable under sections 15 & 16 of this Act attracting 5 years imprisonment.
It is therefore requested that immediate action be taken to stop this illegal operation and to apprehend the culprits.
In this connection, it is further brought to your notice that earlier a complaint was registered in your office under Cr. No. 289/2007 for this offence, however, to my knowledge no action is taken so far to apprehend the culprits. And as there is no action from your department the culprits are daring to commit this offence again.
It is also brought to your notice that carrying out mining operations in these T. C.’s is contempt of Hon. High Court of Bombay at Goa in accordance with order dated 7th June, 2006 in Writ Petition no. 78/2006. And in the event there is no positive action from you, you may also be a party in the contempt of court proceedings, which I intend to start.
It may also be noted that it is hardly possible to carry out these mining operations without consent/knowledge of concerned land owners and power of attorney of T. C./Lease holders, Shri. Dinar Tarcar, who is also the Managing Director of M/s Minescape Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd., Campal, Panaji, a mining company.
It is, therefore, once again requested to take immediate action to stop this illegal action, to investigate and to apprehend the culprits.
(Shankar R. Jog)
Copy by post to:
1. D.I.G. Police Headquarters, Panaji.
2. Director, Mines & Geology, Govt. of Goa,
Udyog Bhavan, Panaji.
3. Goa State Pollution Control Board, Panaji