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IT park near Panaji attacked

india Updated: Dec 07, 2007 10:53 IST
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About 100 people attacked the Goa government's upcoming Rajiv Gandhi IT park at Donapaula near Panaji, setting afire vehicles and destroying a building of a IT unit after threatening workers to stop construction activity at the site.

The attackers barged into the park last night and threatened workers employed in constructing buildings in the plots allotted to various IT companies. They then damaged a building and set afire vehicles near it, following which the Goa Auxillary Police (GAP) was called in, police said on Friday.

The force has taken control of the place.

People led by local legislator Antanasio Monserratte are opposing the setting up of the park at this plateau, contending it is "of no use to the locals."

Monserratte had earlier alleged corruption in allotment of plots in the park.

"The group warned us that we should stop the work immediately or they will burn the entire place," a contractor said.

The foundation stone for the park was laid by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in 2005.

Goa Info tech corporation, which is the nodal agency to allot the plots, has allotted 18 spaces to different IT companies who will set up their shop in Goa's first-ever IT park.