South Goa sessions court completes trial in Balli violence case after 11 years

Two persons were killed after a factory was set on fire by angry locals at Balli village during a tribals agitation.
South Goa sessions court completes trial in Balli violence case after 11 years

Two persons were killed after a factory was set on fire by angry locals at Balli village during a tribals agitation in 2011 (File Picture)

South Goa Chief Sessions Judge Irshad Aga on Tuesday reserved its verdict In the case of the killing of two tribal youth during the United Tribals Association Alliance (UTAA) agitation in 2011.

After arguments from all sides concluded, Justice Aga reserved judgement in the matter. The case will now be heard on March 30. The case is being heard in the Sessions Court for the last 11 years.

On May 25, 2011, over 10,000 agitators under the banner of the UTAA, led by Ramesh Tawadkar (then in the opposition), were demanding that the government to accede to their 12-point charter of demands, including reservations.

Two persons were killed after a factory was set on fire by angry locals at Balli village during a tribals agitation. Tribal leaders Manguesh Gaonkar (26) of Gaodongri, Canacona, and Dilip alias Katu Velip (28) of Morpila, Quepem, were burnt alive allegedly by a mob when the tribal people agitating over reservation in government jobs went berserk and threw stones at vehicles and set fire to a forest outpost.

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