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House trespass cases decline in South Goa

House trespass cases decline in South Goa

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09 Aug 2018 No comment 27 hits

Shyam Zambaulikar | NT

MARGAO

During the last six month from January to June 2018 the cases of house trespassing declined as per police report.

In entire South Goa district, total of nine cases of trespass were registered of which eight were detected. Last year during the same period of six months, 17 cases of house trespass were registered in South Goa district of which 12 have been detected.

Police said that trespassing onto somebody else’s house or property is an offence.

Police said that in the year 2017 a total number of 31 cases of house trespass were registered in South Goa of which 28 were detected, while in the year 2016 the number had reached 18, out of which 17 were detected.

Maximum cases were reported in Margao, Maina Curtorim and Ponda.

It is pertinent to note that between 2011 to 2015 in all 129 cases were registered by various police stations in South Goa district, of which 112 were detected.

As per sources, a majority of these cases were reported in Salcete in the jurisdiction of Margao and Maina-Curtorim.

As per information available in 2015 in all 23 cases of house trespass were registered, out of which 20 were detected while in the year 2014 there were 34 cases registered, out of which 29 were detected.

Police said that in 2013 cases registered were 47, out of which 44 cases were detected while in 2012 cases registered were 18, out of which 15 were detected.

In 2011 cases registered were 7 which were all detected.

It is pertinent to note that out of 23 cases of house trespass reported in South Goa in 2015 majority of 15 cases were alone registered by Salcete police station and 13 were detected while in 2014 in South Goa 34 cases were registered of which 19 were reported in Salcete and 17 of them were detected.

Further in 2013 maximum of 47 cases of house trespass were reported in South Goa, out of which 31 cases were reported in Salcete taluka out of which 30 were detected.

Further in 2012, in all 10 cases were reported in Salcete and all were detected.

A senior police officer said that cases of house trespass are declining in Salcete  and strict action is being taken against persons using muscle power.

Section 442 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) says that whoever commits criminal trespass by entering into or remaining in any building, tent or vessel used as a human dwelling or any building used as a place for worship, or as a place for the custody of property, is said to commit house-trespass.

As per law, whoever commits house-trespass shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

Besides Section 444 is for lurking house-trespass by night, which states that whoever commits lurking house-trespass after sunset and before sunrise, is said to commit “lurking house-trespass by night”.

He said that whoever commits house-trespass shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine or which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

Police said that according to Section 442, whoever commits criminal trespass by entering into or remaining in any building, tent or vessel used as a human dwelling or any building used as a place for worship, or as a place for the custody of property, is said to commit “house-trespass”.

Whoever commits criminal trespass can be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, with fine or which may extend to Rs 500, or with both.

Source: House trespass cases decline in South Goa

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