Security to be heightened on Margao blast anniversary

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:21

Panaji: Security arrangements will be
tightened across Goa on October 16, marking the anniversary
for Margao bomb blast, police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Atmaram Deshpande said although there
are no specific inputs of anything planned on the day, which
happens to be Saturday, the security is a part of precautions.

Margao had witnessed a blast on October 16 last
year on the eve of Diwali.

"This year, we will also have heightened security on
November 4, which is Diwali eve," Deshpande said adding
throughout Diwali the security will be high in the state.

Six persons, owing allegiance to Sanatan Sanstha,
were arrested after the blast that killed two in Margao town.

Police had defused two more Improvised Explosive
Devices (IEDs) at Verna, 20 kms away from Margao averting a
major mishap.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing
the blast in their charge sheet, had said that the blasts were
to protest against the act of glorifying `Narakasur`, a demon.

Huge effigies of `Narakasur` are taken out in a
procession on Diwali eve in the state, and later burnt.

Sanatan Sanstha has been propagating against the
practice.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:21

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