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Goa desecrations: Police hiding evidence, fabricating stories under political pressure: Church


Panaji: The theories of the Goa Police over two madmen and a herd of cattle responsible for religious desecrations across the state is “too much of a coincidence”, a fact-finding panel endorsed by the Goa Church said on Tuesday. “It is too much of a co-incidence that two madmen are desecrating crosses in Goa without a motive,” the report which was ...

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Sting operation reveals Parrikar manipulated desecration probe, forced Goa Police to nail Francis as sole culprit


A sting operation conducted jointly by IndiaScribes.com and the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) has revealed that Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, under tremendous pressure from his coalition partners and his own Dy CM Michael Lobo had manipulated the entire police investigations into the desecration of religious structures in Goa. Top sources in the Goa police as well as the Goa ...

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Goa Church: Parrikar and 2 other politicians manipulated desecration probe, Francis made scapegoat, real culprits still free


PANAJI: According to a Times of India report, the fact finding team comprising members of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman’s social work wing — the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP) and the Centre of Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) — in its report released on Monday has recommended that a special investigation team be constituted under ...

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Goa’s serial desecrator Francis Pereira was brainwashed by Israeli prisoners in Central Jail, Goa, claims CM Parrikar


Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Fifty-year-old Francis Pereira, who is being probed for desecrating scores of religious icons, was brainwashed when he was lodged in Goa’s Central Jail by Israeli inmates, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister told the Goa Assembly that Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Veerappan were Pereira’s idols. “After contesting elections and losing ...

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Francis Pereira was part of a 3-man gang hired to create communal disturbance in Goa: GCAF

The Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) which is carrying out its own private Citizens’ Investigation into the desecration of religious structures in Goa today said that the arrested accused person Francis Pereira was part of a 3-man gang of criminals hired to create communal disturbances in Goa by damaging, vandalizing and desecrating religious structures of different religions in Goa. We ...

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With over 20 FDs and Rs 22 lakh in his bank accounts, Francis Pereira has surely been helped by the souls he set free


According to a Goa365.tv report, the Goa police are surprised to find fixed deposits of over Rs 22 lakh in Francis Pereira’s bank accounts. They are probing into where this money came from. In addition Francis had over 20 different fixed deposits in his accounts. 55-year old Francis Pereira was trapped and arrested on Saturday early morning and has been ...

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Francis Pereira’s arrest and attempts to prove him guilty are only a diversion, says Church fact-finding team

A fact-finding mission launched by an outfit linked with the Goa Church on Saturday said the arrest of a man for a series of desecrations of holy crosses in Goa seemed to be a ploy to “divert attention”. “It has been reported that one Francis Pereira has admitted to have single-handedly desecrated and vandalised one hundred and forty-odd religious symbols ...

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How Nilesh Cabral’s version of Francis Pereira’s statements completely differs from Parrikar’s


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: According to some media reports, it was Manohar Parrikar who first informed media persons in Goa that the arrested accused in the serial desecration of religious symbols in Goa case did it because he “wanted to free the trapped souls in the structures, graves and crosses”, blah.. blah.. blah… Reports stated that this remark was apparently first made ...

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Arrest made to pacify public and opposition, says Goa Church fact-finding team which rejects police claim of ‘solo act’ by Francis Pereira


Panaji: The five-member fact finding team comprising members of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman’s council for social justice and peace and the centre for study of society and secularism have requested for a judicial commission to investigate the desecrations to ensure transparency and have stated that Francis Pereira’s arrest was made to pacify the public, says a report by ...

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