An accident case and a complaint have been filed in connection with yesterday’s incident in which Panaji mayor and some other officials fell into a creek here during a weeding machine demonstration.
While the police here yesterday registered an accident case in the incident, social activist Aires Rodrigues today filed a complaint against Corporation of City of Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado for allegedly acting recklessly, endangering human lives and damaging public property.
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The complaint has been filed under sections 280, 287, 304 (A) read with 511 of the IPC and section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act-1984.
A photo-op yesterday turned into a major embarrassment for Furtado, landing him into murky waters literally, when a weeding machine he had climbed on along with other officials during a demonstration in a creek for media-persons turned turtle due to overloading.
However, nobody was injured in the incident which occurred when the mayor took it upon himself to explain to media persons the use of a newly-introduced weeding machine to clean St Inez Creek, a water body running through the capital city.
“We have already registered an accident case in the mishap. The inquiry is in progress,” Police Inspector Siddhanth Shirodkar said.