CALANGUTE: If you’re a traveler and pop into one of the mushrooming rubdown parlors in Calangute for a few rest and rest, please select the ones which can be reliable and above board. Or else your rejuvenation can be short-lived.
On Monday, the Police Inspector of Calangute Police Station, in a written notice to the SDM Bardez, has requested the constitution of a special squad to address unlawful spas and massage parlors that are mushrooming in his jurisdiction.
PI Nolasco Raposo informed the SDM that the squad changed into constituted and applicable earlier, but it isn’t currently functioning. It has been noticed that multiple incidents have taken area in the past wherein travelers were solicited and robbed by touts within the pretext of a massage.
In the observe Raposo stated, “It is submitted that currently many unlawful spas/rubdown parlors are operating on this Police Station jurisdiction without acquiring obligatory licenses from the equipped authority.”
It also said that such establishments perform with Trade and Establishment License from the local panchayat, health NOC and GSPCB certificates.
“It is consequently kindly asked to constitute the stated special squad at earliest,” the letter to SDM states. The special squad has to contain the mamlatdar, health officer, police sub-inspector.
The police have also requested the neighborhood panchayat to check on unlawful spas, massage parlors working without alternate licenses and provoke essential movement to seal the institutions with Goa Panchayati Raj Act.
“Due to issuing of alternate licenses to numerous spas/rubdown parlors, tatoo save, club and so on has led to mushrooming of illegal touting that is bringing an awful name on your village,” a letter to panchayat stated.