Media wrong, no specific terror alert for Goa, says Manohar Parrikar

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Manohar Parrikar
Panaji, Oct 17: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday said that there was no specific terror alert for the state and media reports quoting a top NSG official indicating the same were "incorrect".

Parrikar told a press conference at the state secretariat here that National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury's comments about terror threats were off hand and the media had wrongly reported them.

"We have not received an alert. That comment of the NSG director general was an off hand comment," Parrikar said.

"He said that these kind of activities are being carried out," Parrikar said, adding that the news reports which said that Goa was specifically in the cross hairs of Islamic terror groups like Al Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) were incorrect.

On Thursday media reports quoting Choudhury said that the IS and Al Qaeda were planning multi-city attacks in India, suggesting that Bangalore and Goa were on the terror hit list.


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