Red alert sounded in Goa, security beefs up

Updated on Sep 22, 2008 05:29 PM IST

Goa police sounded red alert in the state apprehending the possibility of a terror strike.

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PTI | By, Panaji

Goa police on Monday sounded red alert in the state apprehending the possibility of a terror strike.

Inspector General of Police Kishan Kumar in a message to all the police stations has asked to tighten the security in their respective jurisdictions.

"The Red Alert is sounded as we do not want to take any chance and we are undertaking intense checking of all the vehicles," Samy Tavares, special officer attached with the Director General of Police, told PTI.

Goa was being considered on the terror radar after Kerala police had tipped off about the northern bound train carrying explosives with the aim to strike Goa.

The state police had beefed up security around all the railway stations and Marusagar Express, which reportedly carried the explosives, was checked at Margao railway station on Monday morning.

The train had arrived from Ernakulum (Kerala) and was leaving towards Jaipur (Rajasthan).

This afternoon, Inspector General of Police sounded red alert activating the police machinery in the state.

All the vehicles, especially leading towards Coastal belt, are being thoroughly checked. The security has also been beefed up in the crowded areas, mostly frequented by the tourists.

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