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Goa goes on heightened alert

27 Feb 2019 05:32am IST
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27 Feb 2019 05:32am IST

PANJIM: Goa Police have heightened security around vital defence and civilian installations, including Dabolim airport, as a precautionary move after Tuesday’s air strike. 

A note circulated among senior officers has directed police station heads to remain at their respective areas and carry out night patrolling with maximum staff. 

“In view of today’s wee hours anti-terrorist operations by Indian Air Force in PoK area, maximum alert needs to be maintained around the vital installations particularly naval establishments, Dabolim airport, establishments of Indian army and other defense installations, if any,” the notice by Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh states. 

He has also directed that other civilian installations, including high footfall areas, should be strictly kept under vigil too. 

The order further states, “During night patrolling alertness of guards at such installations may also be checked. District Superintendents of Police to ensure that police station in charges remain in their areas and take out maximum staff for night patrolling till further orders.”

To ascertain that night staff are vigilant, the IGP has directed night gazetted officer to ensure the former’s presence and alertness. Similarly, control room staff have been asked to remain vigilant and forward any important information to higher ups.  

While abandoned vehicles are barred from such installations, coastal security police teams have been asked to conduct sea patrolling around naval establishments.

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