A practicing advocate and Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress State Secretary Diya Shetkar was threatened, allegedly by thugs and goons belonging to BJP leader Subhash Shirodkar’s gang.
According to a police complaint filed by Adv Diya Shetkar at the Panjim police station today, she has been receiving similar threatening calls over the last few days, but ignored them.
Today morning (4th November, 2018), at around 10.40-10-45 am, she got a telephone call from an unknown number. The unknown caller threatened to kill her if she criticized Subhash Shirodkar.
Incidentally, Shetkar was among a few Congress workers who had burnt an effigy of Subhash Shirodakar last month, when he defected to the BJP.
Shirodkar who was a former Congress MLA, jumped ship and switched over to the BJP last month. He has now been made the Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
The caller used very abusive and vulgar language and told Shetkar to stop speaking against Shirodkar. They also threatened her that she could get gang-raped if she came to Shiroda again and warned her not to visit Subhash Shirodkar’s constituency again.
The police at Panjim registered an NC (NC No. 448/2018 u/s 507 IPC). IndiaScoops.com asked Adv Diya Shetkar as to why she did not insist on registering an FIR when threats to life and threat to rape were issued.
Speaking to IndiaScoops.com on phone, Shetkar said: “I was scheduled to go out of town today due to some family commitments. I have to visit my ailing relative in Mumbai. Hence I could not spend more time at the police station today. Registering an FIR requires much more time as detailed statement is recorded and normally the police conduct a PE. I will approach the police again when I am back from Mumbai and register an FIR in this case.”
Adv Shetkar is filing a separate police complaint with the Woman’s Police Station at Panjim tomorrow or day after and will meet the Goa DGP Dr Muktesh Chander with a written complaint shortly.
Speaking to media persons at a press conference at Panjim on Sunday, Adv Shetkar alleged that Shirodkar is trying to threaten Congress workers in Shiroda. “He is indulging in criminal activity to try and win the by-polls, by threatening Congress workers and forcing them to join the BJP,” she told IndiaScoops.com.