Kerala Police probing Islamic State 'threat messages' circulated on social media; DGP says no need to panic

The Kerala Police has said that it was looking into the 'threat messages', claiming to be that of the Islamic State terror group

PTI November 27, 2017 13:26:47 IST
Kerala Police probing Islamic State 'threat messages' circulated on social media; DGP says no need to panic

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police has said that it was looking into the "threat messages", claiming to be that of the Islamic State terror group, being spread on social media and asked people not to panic.

The official statement was released by the police on Sunday after some "threat messages" were reportedly being circulated through social media.

Kerala Police probing Islamic State threat messages circulated on social media DGP says no need to panic

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"The police was on an alert and also requested people not to fall prey to such messages and keep off from spreading them," Kerala Director General of Police Loknath Behra said.

"A lot of threat messages are spread through social media, claiming to be that of the ISIS...Every aspect of such messages are being inquired into by the police, including the veracity of them," Behra said in a statement in Thiruvananthapuram.

The state police chief further said that while probing into such aspects, the police also normally give certain "alert messages" to the authorities concerned as a precaution and to remain alert.

"We are keeping a watch on critical infrastructures of public interest...We are alert," he said, adding they were part of the normal policing activities and there was no need to panic.

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