NEW DELHI, Dec. 19 -- In response to the deteriorating law and order situation in Goa, the Chief Minister has repeatedly said that external elements are solely responsible for the rising crime graph in the region.

Despite reports of criminals from outside the state indulging in nefarious activities emanating from every corner of Goa, the state police force has been an epitome of efficiency, thoroughly meticulous with its policing ways, comments and opinions from various quarters to the contrary notwithstanding.

Monitoring criminal activities in the state, for that matter, has come with its own share of pitfalls for the men in uniform.

Besides the expertise shown by the criminals in evading arrest by the police, their ingenuity at car...