CM reviews security situation in Goa after Bangalore blasts

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Panaji, Jul 26 (UNI) Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today directed Goa police to take all precautionary measures besides strengthening the beat system, to prevent any untoward incident, in backdrop of the serial blasts in neighbouring Bangalore yesterday.

The Chief Minister reviewed the security situation in the tourist state, as police top brass briefed him about the tight security measures undertaken by them, including checking of vehicles at the border points since yesterday.

Chief Secretary J P Singh, who was present in the meeting along with top police officers including Director General of Police B S Brar, said the state was likely to request the Centre for two or three additional companies of para military forces to strengthen security arrangements in view of the coming tourist season.

With the possibility of suspected activists of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) sneaking into Goa from neighbouring Karnataka not ruled out, the cops are sparing no effort to tighten the vigil.

Special cells have been formed to check strangers and guests visiting the hotels and guest houses. Police have also warned the landlords, against entertaining new tenants without informing the latter's antecedents to the nearby police station under section 144 CrPC.

With Goa being an international tourist spot, the administration had been put on red alert following the blasts in Bangalore.

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