PANAJI: Continuing with the policy of his predecessor Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said that he would be further extending the ban on the entry of Sri Ram Sene in Goa, which had expired recently.
Informally speaking to pressmen, the Chief Minister said that he will soon complete the procedure for extending the ban on the organisation in Goa by another six months.
Expressing ignorance over the ban imposed on Sri Ram Sene under Section 144 (4) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 coming to an end recently, the Chief Minister said, “In that case, I will extend the same.”
The controversial outfit was first banned in Goa on August 20, 2014. The state government then extended this ban on October 18, 2014 for another 60 days, which came to an end on December 18, 2014. As per the rule, if the state government does not extend the ban before the end of the previous ban, then it is deemed that there is no ban.
The superintendents of police for North as well as South Goa, in their respective reports submitted to the state government had mentioned about possible law-and-order problem in the state, if members of Sri Ram Sene including Pramod Muthalik are allowed to visit Goa.