Suella Braverman’s father falls victim to Goa landgrabbers | News

The police in Goa are investigating after the father of Suella Braverman, the new home secretary, claimed that two family properties in a prime location in the tropical Indian state had been targeted by “landgrabbers”.

Christie Fernandes, 76, from Wembley, north London, alleged that his “ancestral property” spread over 14,000sq m in Assagao, an inland village popular with tourists from nearby beach resorts, had been misappropriated by fraudsters. “On the face of it, the land and properties do seem to have been illegally seized and we are carrying out an investigation,” police superintendent Nidhi Valsan said.

Land and property prices in the village, which is in one of the most fashionable areas of Goa, have rocketed in recent years. Wealthy Indians have flocked to buy

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