ISIS threat: Goa tightens noose around cyber cafes, rentals

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 06 February 2016 17:47 IST

Goa state administration has pulled up its sleeves in view of the recent terror threats and arrests of terror suspects in Goa, tightening the verification procedures in cyber cafes and hired accommodations.

Two such circulars have already been issued by the North Goa district magistrate.

While stating that renewing these circulars has been a routine exercise otherwise, sources in the district collectorate confirmed that it had gained significance in view of the recent ISIS threats in Goa.

As per this circular, visitors to the cyber café have to enter information with their own handwriting including name, address, telephone number as well as produce a government identity card like voter card, driving licence, passport etc.

The cyber café operator has to preserve this information for six months and inform the police station if any visitor with suspicious nature is noticed.

Similarly, owners of the houses, buildings, flats, hotels, guest houses and even religious bodies have to get the verification form filled from the guests or tenants and furnish it to the local police station.

The guests or tenants also need to produce valid identity proof of similar nature.

The circulars issues today would be valid for the next two months, till 5 April, states the orders issued by the district magistrate.

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Why we had to tight against cyber cafe in Goa there so many cyber, no body ask for identify her in UK whenever u go to cyber cafe/in library's since u I m a member menber of library, I put my details this is how they can tracked me/my email address. There should be a system in place to track each one.

- vicentin Rebello, United Kingdom | 06 th February 2016 21:22

 

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