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Security on high alert in coastal town of Tamil Nadu after infiltration threats

- June 13, 2021

Chennai, June 13(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu state police and central intelligence agencies have stepped up vigil after threats of an armed group trying to infiltrate into Tamil Nadu from Sri Lanka has been received in the state.

The alert was issued by a central intelligence agency on Saturday evening and the police have stepped up vigil in the Southern towns of Kanyakumari, Toothukudi, Rameswaram and in Chennai.

According to highly placed sources in the Central intelligence agencies,a boat carrying armed operatives were headed towards Tamil Nadu the Rameswaram coast.

However the intelligence sources told BPNS that the exact identity of these people are not known as also of the organization that they belong to.

A senior police officer at the state police headquarters Chennai while speaking to BPNS said, “Yes indeed there is an alert and I can’t reveal more than this at present. We have deployed armed policemen across all the main roads leading to coastal areas through the state. “

With the police stepping up security measures, sources indicated that more navigating ships have been deployed in the sea by the Coast guard patrolling units to thwart any attempt to reach the Tamil Nadu coast.

Intelligence sources in Kerala police also indicated that they have also stepped up vigil across the coastal towns of the state after tip-offs from the agencies.