Security stepped up for New Year’s eve

 The Goa police has beefed up security for New Year's eve by deploying more than 1,200 additional policemen including two companies of central industrial security force and 180 IRBN personnel.

North Goa SP Vijay Singh said that special arrangements have been made for December 31 and a total number of 800 policemen will be deployed in North Goa after 6pm, including two central industrial security force and 180 IRBN staff.

"Three DySP and four police inspectors will patrol Calangute areas," Singh said adding that policemen will be deployed at churches, boarder check posts, clubs and beaches.

Singh also said that they have identified three points in each police station jurisdiction for naka bandi.

South Goa SP Shekhar Prabhudesai said, "In South Goa we have deployed an additional 400 police personnel at churches, places of New Year's Eve celebrations and major hotels."

Prabhudesai also said they have identified four points in South Goa for naka bhandi, "PCRs, police inspectors and SDPO will patrol through the night to avoid any untoward incidents." [TOI]