Goa police secures places visited by Headley

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Panaji, Feb 16: Alarmed by the Pune blast, Goa police have tightened security at places which were reportedly frequented by 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley during his stay in the state in 2009, on Tuesday, Feb 16.

According to a news agency report, a senior police official said that the Central intelligence agencies have handed over the list of places explored by Headley during his visit to coastal tourism-oriented villages of Anjuna and Arambol.

“The list comprises of places which Headley is supposed to have visited in Goa. We have already corroborated some of these inputs at the ground level and vigil at these sites has been increased," the official said without naming the places.

Superintendent of Police (Security) Tony Fernandes said that after the Pune blast, the vital installations in the state have also been put on high security alert.

"Dams, oil storage tanks, places of religious worship are now under 24-hour vigilance," Fernandes said.

He said that security have been beefed up in military installations including army and naval bases in the state.

"There is no specific threat to these vital installations, but we are on a state of general alert," Fernandes said.

The Chabad house — a Jewish prayer house in Anjuna, reportedly visited by Headley has already been put on alert, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravinder Singh Yadav said.

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