POINGUINIM: A video of actor Poonam Pandey shot in the nude at Chapoli dam in Canacona has led to an uproar among locals, who on Wednesday mobbed the deputy collector’s office demanding suspension of the Canacona police inspector Tukaram Chawan. Canacona residents, under the banner of Canacona Jagrut Samiti have called for an indefinite bandh in the entire taluka if the PI is not suspended by Thursday morning.
Locals expressed their anger at police officials for being unable to prevent the vulgar video being shot in the area in broad daylight and also for allegedly delaying registering FIR against those involved in incident.
After the protestors demanded that either the collector or South Goa SP should come down to Canacona and hear them out, SP Pankaj Singh arrived and tried to pacify the crowd in front of Canacona deputy Collector’s office at Chaudi.
But locals claimed Singh did not agree to their demand for Chawan’s suspension till the time investigation in the case of filming of the obscene video at Chapoli dam is completed. Canacona residents told Singh that Chawan was lax and registered the case only at 8pm on Tuesday after intervention by Canacona MLA Isidore Fernandes.