Goa Police has decided to invoke the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against anti-social elements, who have been consistently active in the tourist state.
Director general of police Aditya Arya told reporters that police station records of entire state would be scanned to bring to book anti-social elements who have been frequently involved in creating nuisance.
"NSA will take care of only fit cases," he said adding that the general public can also inform police about the anti-socials who needs to be pinned under this Act.
In the run up for the forthcoming state legislative assembly elections, Goa Police has already prepared a list of habitual criminals.
A senior police officer said the department has kept vigil on all anti-social elements after the recent Miramar attack case.
One gangster was killed and two others including a innocent girl were injured when a rival group attacked him at Miramar beach near Panaji. Police have already arrested five accused in the case.
NSA allows for preventive detention of the criminals who are potential troublemakers, the official said.
State home minister Ravi Naik said a Committee headed by retired high court judge justice RM Khandeparkar has been formed which will go into the cases under NSA.
"Police will recommend NSA for fit cases to the district collector, who on the other hand, would refer them to this high level committee," Naik said
"The chief secretary will soon issue the notification announcing formation of the committee," he added.