09 Oct 2021  |   05:34am IST

Mopa land fraud: CB likely to probe cash transaction of one accused

Team Herald

PANJIM: The Crime Branch (CB) is likely to investigate Kenneth Silveira’s cash transaction as ongoing probe into a land scam near Mopa International Airport is unearthing new revelations of massive fraud committed by six alleged accused. The investigation sleuths are also probing into allegations that alleged fraudsters threatened persons connected with the case to not make the true facts public. 

The CB informed judicial magistrate that the cash transaction claimed by Silveira in his affidavit dated March 18, 2014 filed before Income Tax authorities is to be investigated, being contradictory to the terms of deed of sale executed between Silveira and accused Francy Gonsalves. 

“It has also come on record that the accused have pressured the persons connected with this case so as not to disclose the true facts due to which the investigation was pending for a long time. However with the arrest of accused Francy Gonsalves, the concerned persons gained confidence and disclosed the truth due to which it was possible for the investigating agency to collect vital clues and evidence for further investigation,” reads the submission. 

Gonsalves, currently in judicial custody, is accused of executing fake power of attorney in the name of Madval as well as executing the sale deed favouring Silveira for illegal monetary gains. The power of attorney was executed in the…

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