Guards at Old Goa churches trained in bomb detection

Panaji: Security guards deployed at the Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral located in Old Goa were briefed on the security aspect and provided training on conducting searches by the bomb disposal squad (BDS) at the church premises, Old Goa on Tuesday.

There were 23 security guards who underwent training, informed Old Goa PI Jivba Dalvi, who also briefed them about the security measures, dos and dont’s and other aspects related to security. PI Dalvi said that only sincere checking will prevent any untoward incident.

It may be recalled that the police had enhanced security at these churches in view of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Local police as well as personnel from the central para military force have been deployed. The additional force was deployed after a review of the security at these churches, said police officials.