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Naphtha vessel issue: Khaunte demands CBI probe

Naphtha vessel issue: Khaunte demands CBI probe

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07 Nov 2019 No comment 2 hits

Panaji

Former revenue minister Rohan Khaunte has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the naphtha handling episode.  Khaunte said that the naphtha is allegedly leaking from the vessel and is evident from the fish deaths taking place.

Addressing the media, Khaunte demanded a white paper on the issue besides the arrest of the MPT chairman for irregularities.

Khaunte said that residents of Vasco and Dona Paula are sitting on a nuclear bomb as there is more the 6000 MT of naphtha besides diesel and oil on the ill-fated ship.

Khaunte questioned as to why the vessel entered the state and who is behind this episode.

“This leakage will spell doom to marine life but the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is maintaining a silence. Even other ministers in the cabinet are silent on the issue” he said.

Khaunte vowed to get everything out from through RTI and urged the chief minister to answer the questions raised by him such as, why there is a delay from customs? What is the impact on the environmental?  Who is the original owner of the vessel?

While speaking on the Mhadei water dispute, Khaunte said that the Chief Minister and the central minister Javadekar are hand-in-glove on the issue thus giving Karnataka a tactful victory.

He said it is shocking to note that the central minister expressed ignorance over the letter written from his office on issuing preliminary clearance over the Khalsa Bandura water diversion project adding it is a very serious matter.

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