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UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s father has complained that two of his ancestral properties in North Goa have been encroached upon by an unidentified person, prompting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police to register a case and launch an investigation. Done. An official gave this information.
Indian-origin MP Braverman was appointed Britain’s Home Secretary earlier this week by Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Superintendent of Police (SIT) Nidhi Vasan told reporters on Friday that Braverman’s father Christy Fernandes has complained that their two ancestral properties in Assagao collectively cover 13,900 square metres.
He said that based on the complaint, the SIT has registered a First Information Report (FIR). The investigation of the matter has started.
Fernandes lodged the complaint through an e-mail to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, state Director General of Police Jaspal Singh and the Goa NRI Commissionerate.
When contacted, NRI Commissioner of Goa Narendra Sawaikar said that his department had received the e-mail last week, which was forwarded to the state home department.
The Goa government had earlier this year constituted the SIT comprising police, officials from the Revenue and Archives and Archeology departments to probe the land grab case. The SIT is probing more than 100 such cases in the state and has arrested over 15 people, including two officials of the Department of Archives and Archeology.