Security tightened at beaches, vulnerable places in Goa

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Panaji, Dec 28 (UNI) More than 6000 police personnel, including three companies of para-military forces, are being deployed in Goa to ensure peaceful new year celebrations in the popular tourist destination.

''Goa is safe for visiting international and domestic tourists to celebrate new year. There is no need for panic in view of quit Goa call given by anti-SEZ agitators,'' Inspector General of Police Kishen Kumar said.

Interacting with mediapersons here, the IGP, however, cautioned people to be extra cautious from the security angle as the New Year 2008 is round the corner.

More than six thousand police personnel, including officers, will patrol their respective areas, specially beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Candolim in north Goa and Colva and Palolem.

All the hoteliers, owners of guest houses and lodges are advised to maitain register about personal information of the tourists and to insist on some identification documents like passports, driving licence, credit card, pan card or identity card of them.

Mr Kumar also appealed to the people to inform police if they spotted suspicious articles and objects in public places, and find out antecedents of property and car buyers so that they did not fall into the hands of subversive elements.


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