The Calangute Police Team comprising of PI Nolasco Raposo, L/PSI Sonam Verenkar and other police personnel conducted a raid at Calangute along with Emidio Pinho-Incharge of Victim Assistance Unit, GMC, Bambolim upon receipt of a written complaint of Francisco Rodrigues, Sarpanch of Calangute Village Panchayat about the menace of child begging.
In the said raid conducted in the late evening of 11/03/2020, 4 minor children were noticed begging at the behest of 3 ladies. The four minor children were rescued and lodged in Apna Ghar, Merces.
The three ladies who were carrying the minor children and forcibly made the minor children beg from the tourists are booked under section 8(2) of the Goa Children Act and section 76 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. They were produced before the JMFC, Mapusa today and remanded to 5 days police custody. Further investigation is in progress