Goa : Goa was being considered on the terror radar after Kerala police had tipped off about the northern bound train carrying explosives with the aim to strike Goa. Goa Police on Monday sounded a red alert in the state apprehending the possibility of a terror strike. IGP Kishan Kumar in a message to all the police stations has asked to tighten the security in their respective jurisdictions. "The red alert is sounded as we do not want to take any chance and we are undertaking intense checking of all the vehicles," Samy Tavares, special officer attached with the DGP, said.
The state police has beefed up security around all the railway stations and Marusagar Express-which reportedly carried the explosives- was checked at Margao railway station on Monday morning. The train had arrived from Ernakulum(Cochin) in Kerala and was leaving for Jaipur (Rajasthan). Police said all vehicles, especially those leading towards coastal belt, are being thoroughly checked. The security has also been beefed up in the crowded areas, mostly frequented by the tourists. It is now perceived that terrorist will now strike at the 2nd tier cities of India to spread terror.