IB questions man held from Vasco railway station

Panaji, Feb 3: Intelligence Bureau today grilled a man arrested against the backdrop of ISIS threat after he was found loitering suspiciously at Vasco railway station near here.

"He was interrogated by intelligence bureau officials. Anti-Terrorism Squad is also questioning him. We have not found anything related to terror at least till now," Inspector General of Police, Sunil Garg told reporters here.

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The man, identified as Sameer Sardana (46) hailing from Dehradun, was apprehended by the police and ATS yesterday. Police found five laptops in his possession and have sent them to cyber crime cell for examination.

Sardana was booked under section 41 of the CrPC which deals with preventive arrests. According to police, Sardana was living in a railway dormitory, 35 kms from here, since January 22 and has been extending his stay.

He was questioned after he was constantly seen sitting on railway platform and busy on laptop for hours together, police had said.

Goa Police are on alert after the letter purportedly written by ISIS, threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, was received on January 13 by the state secretariat, which was handed over to the ATS.

Police had detained a Syrian, a Nigerian and a Yemeni last week for overstaying and they were probed from the terror angle.


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