"Several gravestones were damaged by miscreants last night at the Guardian Angel Cemetery. The CCTV camera which was installed at the gate of the cemetery was also found broken," he told PTI.
Police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the cemetery attack. Mr Vaingankar said a local had seen a man running out of cemetery around 4.30 am.
"We are working on various leads," he said.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had given strict instructions to the police to increase patrolling around sensitive places in the state. Two platoons of India Reserve Battalion were also deployed in South Goa to help local police in patrolling sensitive areas. Local police stations were also asked to form Special Investigation Teams (SITs). So far, the police have failed to make any breakthrough in the nine desecration incidents, all from South Goa.