Islamic Terrorism in India

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Goa on red alert in anticipation of Islamic terror strike

Posted by jagoindia on September 23, 2008

Terrorist fears trigger Goa alert

BANGALORE/THRISSUR/PANAJI, Sept. 21: After Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi, terrorists were suspected to be planning a strike in Goa, sparking an alert in the coastal state where security was enhanced today in and around key installations and railway station.

Karnataka home minister Mr VS Acharya said in Bangalore that his government had been tipped off by the Kerala Police that a consignment of explosives had been placed aboard a train that left Thiruvananthapuram today for being used for a terror strike in Goa. “We have received information that the train carries explosives for a strike in Goa,” he told reporters.

A Thiruvananthapuram report said the Netravati Express bound for Kurla, a Mumbai suburb, was thoroughly searched at Thrissur today but nothing was found. Mr Acharya said the Karnataka police were “all prepared” to conduct a search of the train when it reached the state’s border. Taking no chances, the Goa police stepped up security around all the vital establishments and also increased surveillance along the railway station. The Goa police said they have received inputs from Kerala police about the train laden with explosives.

“We are on our toes and have kept all the arrangements ready,” the Superintendent of Police, Mr Atmaram Deshpande, who heads the state’s special cell, said.

“We are checking almost all the trains. The bomb disposal squad is also pressed into service,” Mr Deshpande said. Reacting to media reports quoting terrorists arrested in Delhi that they had Goa next on their target, Mr Deshpande said they have not received any such confessional statements from the Delhi police.  End

September 22, 2008

Panaji, Sept. 22 (ANI): Goa Police on Monday sounded a red alert in the state in anticipation of a terror strike. The State’s Inspector General of Police, Kishan Kumar, has asked all police stations to tighten 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 DGP, told reporters here.

Police said all vehicles, especially those leading towards the coastal part of the state, are being thoroughly checked.

Areas frequented by tourists are also being watched for suspicious activity. (ANI)

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