owner sells famous Goa Tito’s club, alleges harassment by authorities | Latest India News
Iconic Goa club Tito’s is sold amidst co-owner Ricardo D’Souza, claiming harassment from local authorities is one of the reasons for the sale.
In a social media post, Ricardo D’Souza, who ran the club with his brother David D’Souza, announced that he had sold his “entire business” in Goa for “adequate compensation” while refusing to reveal who the buyers were. have been.
“It is with sadness but anger that we sold our entire business in Goa. Personally, I suffered the least because I was adequately compensated and even my future generations will not have to work ”, writes Ricardo D’Souza.
Alleging harassment from local authorities, Ricardo D’Souza then named authorities such as “the police, PDA (Planning and Development Authority), CRZ (Coastal Regulation Zone), NGOs, panchayats and Sarpanchs, BDO (Block Development Officer), Collectors’ Deputies, etc “.
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However, he did not name anyone individually or specify what type of harassment he was facing.
Sarpanch of Sean Martins Village, said the facility had faced no known complaints of CRZ violations in the recent past, with previous complaints dating back to 2019.
Ricardo D’Souza, however, thanked Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, to whom he was very grateful as well as to “IAS officers, ex-staff, current staff, our neighbors, all my friends. and my family and the people of Goa who have all contributed to this great brand called Tito’s.
The club became a popular spot in the early 1970s as a beach hut when Goan tourism was still in its infancy and has grown over the years to become the most popular and well-known must-see spot. for several tourists.
The club, however, faced expansion complaints in violation of CRZ regulations and even received a notice asking to explain the alleged illegalities.