Goa ex-IG prison Elvis Gomes joins Aam Aadmi Party


Former Goa Inspector General of Prison Elvis Gomes on Wednesday joined Aam Aadmi Party in Panaji claiming the state government has meted out injustice to bureaucrats.

“I have seen this administration very closely for over 19 years, where I have noticed that lot of injustice has been done to bureaucrats. We have no idea as to whom they wanted to please and why at the cost of people,” Gomes who joined the Arvind Kejriwal led party said in the presence of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Gomes, an IAS cadre officer, had resigned from the service. His last posting was IG Prison.

The senior cop, who opted for voluntary retirement in July this year, was booked by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a land scam. He, however, has refuted all the allegations.

“It is very much clear to everyone that the cases filed against me are completely bogus,” he told reporters here.

Gomes said he has already challenged the FIR against him before the Goa bench of Bombay High Court.

Claiming that state administration is infested with corruption, he said “the administrative system which exists in Goa is nowhere in India. The manipulations seen in Goa are not there anywhere in the country.”

“There is no end to corruption here. It is not the chief minister or any other Minister, but the situation is such that the lowest functionary in the government can also have its say on the decision making or governance,” he added.