Goa CM surprised at terror input leak to media

Panaji, April 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday expressed surprise over the manner in which intelligence inputs about armed terrorists from Pakistan entering India was leaked to the media.

“My question is, how can information passed on by intelligence agencies leak, when it is sent to the police? Once it is in the media, everyone becomes alert,” Parsekar told reporters on the sidelines of a media event at the state secretariat.

Media reports quoting intelligence sources on Wednesday said three armed terrorists from Pakistan had slipped into India via the Punjab border and were heading towards Mumbai, Delhi or Goa.

Parsekar refused to qualify the severity of the threat, but said “all precautionary measures are being taken”.

On Wednesday, Goa’s Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg said police were on the lookout for a car in which the suspected terrorists could be driving, but that the vehicle has not been traced in the state.

“We got a message about a car, which was circulated all over India including Maharashtra and Goa. We searched for the car all over Goa, but we did not find it. Our ATS, Special Branch and police are all on the job over the last 2-3 days, but we did not find the car,” Garg said.

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