2016 BRICS Summit food scam case: caterer seeks time to file reply

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Saturday, 7 March 2020

A division bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa comprising of Justice Mahesh Sonak and Justice Nutan Sardessai on February 18 had directed the GHRC to rehear the 2016 BRICS Summit food scam case by giving a hearing to the accused caterer who had moved the High Court stating that it was not heard by the GHRC.

PANAJI: The full bench of the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) headed by retired Justice U V Bakre and comprising of former District Judges Desmond D’Costa and Pramod Kamat on Friday adjourned to March 24 further hearing of the 2016 BRICS Summit food scam case as the Bicholim-based Amoncar Classic Caterers sought time for to file their reply.

The GHRC on April 30 last year in its final order on the complaint filed by Adv Aires Rodrigues while directing the Director General of Police (DGP) to impose appropriate penalty on Amoncar Classic Caterers, had pointed out that Article 21 of the Constitution of India provides that every individual has a right to life which includes right to live with decency and human dignity and that on account of unhygienic food supplied to the police personnel during the 2016 BRICS Summit there was a clear infringement of Article 21 thus violating the basic human rights of the police personnel to live with decency and human dignity.

Adv Rodrigues in his complaint to the GHRC on October 14, 2016, submitted that the contract for a whopping Rs 51.60 lakh was given to Amoncar Classic Caterers without a proper tender for supply of food to police personnel posted on duty for the BRICS summit and that the contract was sub-let to a roadside contractor, who allegedly prepared the food in an open space at Verna.

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