Security tightened in Tamil Nadu after intelligence warns of infiltration by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists

  • Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the LeT had infiltrated into the state

  • The reports said six members of the terror outfit infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities

  • An alert has been sounded, especially in coastal districts, to prevent any further possible intrusion, the police said

Coimbatore: Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had infiltrated into the state, police said on Friday.

 Security tightened in Tamil Nadu after intelligence warns of infiltration by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists

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The reports suggested six members of the terror outfit infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities, including Coimbatore, according to the police.

Security has been stepped up at many places, including airports, railway stations, bus stands and places of worship across the state. An alert has been sounded, especially in coastal districts, to prevent any further possible intrusion, the police said.

There has been tight patrolling across Coimbatore district. Vehicle checks have been intensified in the city and border areas, the police said.

Though the identity or the nationality of the intruders were yet to be ascertained, sources said one person belonged to Pakistan.

Kerala Police is also on high alert after these intelligence inputs, with Kerala Director General of Police (DGP) Lokanath Behera sending a directive to all district police chiefs to take caution. He also advised the police to be beef up security at public places like bus stands, railway station, and airports as well as near the places of worship.

Special inspections will be intensified in the border districts of Tamil Nadu, the order said. "In case of any suspicious activities found, contact on 0471 2722500," it added.

- With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Aug 23, 2019 19:17:31 IST