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Now ED Begins Probe Against Mandrem MLA Jit Arolkar



The Panaji Zonal Office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated a probe against Mandrem MLA Jit Arolkar in the land grabbing of property in Dhargal of which California based Rawloo Khalap is a co-owner.

On being summoned Rawloo Khalap accompanied by Adv. Aires Rodrigues and Adv. Gautam Malgaonkar on Thursday 6th April appeared before ED Joint Director Anup Singh Rauthan and gave him complete details of the modus operandi by Jit Arolkar in land grabbing, acquiring disproportionate assets, and money laundering.

Adv. Aires Rodrigues on 2nd December last year had filed a complaint with ED on behalf of Rawloo Khalap giving details of the land scams by Jit Arolkar who is now the Chairman of Goa Housing Board.

In the complaint Jit Arolkar was accused of illegally grabbing land admeasuring 1,48,800.00 sq. mtrs., situated at Village Dhargal in Pernem of which Rawloo Khalap is a co-owner and of selling it after unlawfully converting it into over 200 plots. Jit Arolkar was further accused of similarly grabbing huge land in an adjoining property belonging to an elderly widow and selling the same after creating plots.

Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint also drew the attention of ED that Jit Arolkar had in 2001 joined the Goa Police as a constable only to quit within a decade possibly after making a huge fortune on land scams and money laundering.   Adv. Rodrigues further gave ED a copy of the affidavit filed by Jit Arolkar on 28th January last year before the returning officer along with his nomination papers for the Mandrem Assembly Constituency which clearly revealed that Jit Arolkar had blatantly amassed very huge wealth beyond his known sources of income.