North Goa on Terror Alert, Section 144 Imposed for 2 Months

Following intelligence inputs about a probable terror threat along the western coast, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed in North Goa district. Section 144 bans the unlawful assembly of people.

It will be in effect for 60 days, from February 11 to April 10, unless withdrawn earlier. The prohibitory order has been issued to avert the possibility of anti-social elements committing crimes in Goa.

In the official notification, North Goa District Magistrate R. Menaka said, “It is absolutely necessary to take speedy measures to prevent danger to human life, and thwart and prevent any type of terrorist activities which may affect the security of the State and create disturbance of public order and tranquillity.”

The owners of houses, buildings, hotels, lodgings and paying guest accommodations of religious bodies have been ordered to strictly verify the information of all people before letting out their premises on lease or rent.