In the aftermath of Christchurch attack, eastern coastal state Goa has been put on high alert following a tip-off from Central Intelligence Agencies, Goa Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh confirmed on 25 March 2019, reports The Hindu.
Radical Islamist groups including Al Qaeda, Islamic State have put the tourist destination on target list due to presence of Israeli tourists. Singh told The Hindu that though now there are not many Israeli tourists, two Chabad Houses in North coastal belt has not been operational while one in Canacona in South Goa has been under constant vigil, where a few visitors come for prayers.
The police sources said that the alert had been issued to several States and Union Territories which have Jewish structures, sizeable Jewish people or attract Israeli tourists.
"As per the alert from Central Intelligence Agencies, we have to keep a close watch to ensure the security of areas frequented by Israeli tourists as well as prayer houses," said Mr. Singh.
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