New security plan for Goa police headquarters

A new security plan is being put in place at Goa police headquarters here to insulate it from any possible threat.

Updated: May 03, 2010, 17:56 PM IST

Panaji: A new security plan is being put
in place at Goa police headquarters here to insulate it from
any possible threat.

Inspector General Sundari Nanda told reporters today
the police were in the process of putting up a new security
mechanism, after a review, to secure their main office.

The main doors of the headquarters, which were open
for general public till yesterday, were closed permanently
since morning forcing visitors to enter from the other side
where Panaji police station is housed.

"There was a need to have such a security plan," Nanda
said, adding the tourist state is on alert whenever there is
intelligence input about possible threat. She declined to give
further details about the new security plan.

"A terror threat in Goa makes international headlines
as the state receives a large number of foreign tourists."
Police had conducted mock exercises yesterday to check
their preparedness. The IG said the security alert across
India will continue till Commonwealth Games, beginning in New
Delhi in October, are over.

She said the security review in Goa has nothing to do
with the verdict in Mumbai terror attack which came today.
Asked whether the latest security alert is linked to
the verdict in the 26/11 case, she said that "if it is a
coincident then it`s a bad coincident."

Last year Home Minister Ravi Naik had admitted that
Pakistan-based militants were planning attacks in Goa.

PTI