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Goa ATS conducts checks at railway stations ahead of defence expo

PTI Panaji | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 27, 2016

Ahead of the Defence Expo that opens in South Goa tomorrow, state Anti-Terrorism Squad today conducted checks at major railway stations of the state.

A team of ATS officials at Vasco Railway Station, around 30 km from here, checked the baggages and identity of passengers who arrived in Goa Express from Delhi at 6.30 am and the process lasted for over an hour.

“ATS has been conducting checks in view of Defence Expo to start from tomorrow. Checks will also continue at Madgao railway station,” a senior ATS official told PTI today.

The four-day mega event, being held in the coastal state for the first time, will be inaugurated at Betul-Naqueri village in South Goa tomorrow.

“Currently, there is lot of rush in Goa due to long weekend. We have been on alert as this weekend is culminating in Defence Expo,” the official said, adding that a special team would also be posted at the Defence Expo site, which will keep a strict vigil at the venue and participants.

Meanwhile, station master of Vasco railway station P C Chako has said they have not received any information about the checks.

“We have no idea about the checks. The ATS must have done on their own. From our side, there was no terror input or any information,” Chako said.

Published on March 27, 2016
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