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Old Goa police file FIR against Aires, will summon him in next 2 days


A graphic illustration posted by Aires on WhatsApp

Old Goa police today registered First Information Report against whistle-blower lawyer Aires Rodrigues for contesting municipal election and filing affidavits as Indian national in spite of allegedly being a Portuguese citizen.

Old Goa PI Shrikant Sinari told that he would be summoned for investigation in next two days.

“All other normal procedure of investigation would now follow”, he said.

Colva Panch Calvert Gonsalves had yesterday filed a police complaint against Aires in this regard.

The FIR has been filed for fraud, posing threat to the peace and tranquillity and a threat to national security under the Citizenship Act, 1955, Representation of the People Act, 1950 and Section 177, 181, 419 and 420 of IPC of the Indian Penal Code, said Sinari.

The compliant primarily places several documents on record to state how Aires has birth registration in Portugal, the Portuguese citizen cards he hold as well as his name figuring in the Portuguese voting list.

In addition, in a complaint filed before the election authorities today, Calvert alleged that Aires also holds a Portuguese passport.

“I have a credible information that Mr Aires Rodrigues possesses a Portuguese Passport bearing No. H206509”, claims Calvert.

Reacting to the complaint, Aires in his WhatsApp message says: “I am glad the Old Goa Police have registered the case, so now the Truth will prevail and Rajeev Gomes, Remo Fernandes and Calvert Gonsalves will stand exposed.”

The police would now investigate into Aires continuing as the voter, contesting Panaji CCP election in 2011 and also filing affidavits in the court as Indian national.  

Contrary to this, Aires has announced his plan to contest forthcoming election of City Corporation of Panaji from Ward 27.

“As both the Ribandar CCP wards are now reserved, my friends want me to contest from Ward 27 in Panaji. Will take a call after a meeting with them all”, he says, but with a proviso as follows:

“…But only if Rajeev Gomes for once volunteers to be my Honorary Election agent, if Remo Fernandes as never before plays the Music free and also if Calvert Gonsalves starts being a good boy & renounces Crime as his hobby. Panaji will then move Forward.” is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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Be prepared to face defamation suit from the defense Minister. Good luck and start gather 'data' to support your allegations.

Abdul , Valpoi

dotor aires why you not filed one rti against whole churchill family but keep filing rti and court case against remo and mickky. why why? is it personal?

Pinto , UAE

Aires, you are a high court lawyer yourself. Face it with a staring face, If you have nothing to hide. If people are trying to corner go after them in the court of law. Also be careful and don't come to mud level to attack other people.

Jack , Goa


I was not at all surprised when informed yesterday by two Senior Officers that the Defence Minister of India Manohar Parrikar and Advocate General of Goa Atmaram Nadkarni are clandestinely behind the false and malicious complaint filed against me by the Colva Panch Calvert Gonsalves under the guidance of Adv. Rajeev Gomes and in collusion with Padmashree Remo Fernandes.

Manohar Parrikar and Atmaram Nadkarni who over the last four years have been exposed for their misdeeds have been desperately trying to settle scores with me and may have felt the Rajeev Gomes troika may now come in handy. But to their sheer dismay only the truth will prevail.

On August 18th last year while addressing a BJP media management session held at Hotel Mandovi in Panaji, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar publicly had aggressively exhorted his party workers to go all out in targeting me.

Known for his very vindictive nature, Manohar Parrikar has been working overtime to try and corner me while yearning to catch me on the wrong foot but I strictly at all times act within the parameters of law. The only law which I could be claimed to be violating is in riding a two wheeler without a helmet but have a medical certificate to that effect too.

My life has been an open book and over the last 40 years raising issues against the illegalities of successive government has not been an easy task. Truth hurts but it is only truth that will always ultimately prevail. In the issues I have raised over the years it has never been personally against individuals but the wrong doings of those in power regardless of which party has been ruling. During the Congress regime I was branded as a BJP man, now the BJP may feel the reverse. But I am what I am, having from the Lower Courts to the High Court and the Supreme Court of India done my duty in raising a whole range of issues concerning the public at large. We should never compromise or surrender our fundamental right to speak out openly and candidly against anything that is wrong. Let us never hesitate in taking the bull by the horn.

I have had nothing personal against anyone about whom I have raised issues over the years. When highlighting an issue, it is bound to hurt some. Have I hurt one too many? One has to have the spine to speak out against things that are wrong. It shall always continue to be my endeavor with added vigor to carry on the cumbersome task of highlighting any injustice that I see. Nothing will ever deter me and my commitment in this regard. Even the risk of losing one’s life is a small price one may have to pay in the bigger battle against corruption, nepotism and injustice.

Perhaps, the public statement yesterday by our Honourable Deputy Speaker, Vishnu Surya Wagh, that “tolerance towards Opposition has declined in Assembly” rings true throughout the country, in exposing the true face of the party and the Government in the State and at the Centre. We will all one day depart, but the remains of our once beautiful Goa must live for posterity.

Aires Rodrigues , Ribandar

Well done Aires sir, we are with you. You deserve kudos for speaking the truth.truth will prevail.

James , Abu dhabi

These does not make any sense, does a any thing happened to ours politician who has Portuguese passport/Portuguese citizen our country is slow so our court so our Police so our Parliament

vicentin Rebello , uk