Margao: It appears that Fire Mafia promoted by Anti-Environment BJP Government is in super active mode with Fires reported at Satrem-Satteri, Navelim and Quepem Hills, Cashew Plantations at Korgaon, Padel at Bethora and various other places in Goa. I demand a High Level inquiry of all the Fire incidents in Goa in last few days, stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
The cases of Fire incidents have spiked in last few days with Goa Fire Service Department getting 118 calls of dry grass and cashew plantation fires in just 48 hours. This is something abnormal and suspicious, claimed Yuri Alemao.
I have information that a Private Forest with pristine trees, bush cover, numerous birds and reptiles was burnt down deliberately with a malicious intent of selling the Communidade land to builders at Soccoro Village in Bardez, claimed Yuri Alemao.
The reports of Fire in every Taluka of the State over the last weekend give scope to suspect foul play. The anti-environment and real estate mafia are eyeing on prime Goan cultivable lands to convert them into concrete jungles. This needs to be probed thoroughly, Yuri Alemao said.
Although the Fire incidents in hill areas are attributed to rising temperatures, the possibility of a systematic game plan to destroy the forests cannot be ruled out. The Inquiry Commission should be headed by a retired High Court Judge, demanded Yuri Alemao.