Mock exercise exposes security lapse at Goa Assembly complex

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 15:22

Panaji: Security lapse was exposed at the Goa Legislative Assembly complex during the statewide Sagar Kawach exercise initiated by the security forces when a decoy terrorist planted a fake bomb under a minister`s car in the underground parking of ministerial complex.

In a mock exercise, the fake bomb was placed few metres away from the state Legislative Assembly complex, where the budget session is going on.

Goa Police, Indian Coast Guard, Navy and other security agencies have been executing Sagar Kawach exercise throughout the state to plug the security loopholes.

The exercise is in routine after Mumbai 26/11 attack.

Deputy Superintendent of Police NC Raikar told a news agency that the decoy-terrorist entered the complex from behind by jumping the compound wall.

"He came from the hill side. Jumped the fence and planted the fake bomb," Raikar said.

The agencies will certainly look into the loophole and plug it, he said.

Eye witnesses revealed that the decoy terrorist managed to plant a fake bomb under the minister`s car, which was parked in the basement of ministerial complex.

The decoy was reportedly stopped by security when he tried to enter into the ministerial block with the second fake bomb in his hand.

After failing to nab the decoy, police later continued their exercise by getting the bomb squad and sniffer dogs to diffuse the fake bomb.

The two-day-long Sagar Kawach exercise will end today evening.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 15:22

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