Intelligence agencies warned Thursday midnight that six Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists may have entered Coimbatore. After that, Tamil Nadu has been put on high alert.
Coimbatore and Chennai City police commissioners have confirmed that the alert has been issued and security has been tightened up in all the major cities of Tamil Nadu.
“While one terrorist is from Pakistan, five others are from the island nation. They have come here through the sea route,” police sources revealed about the intelligence alert. The Pakistani national has been identified as Ilyas Anwar. Vigil has been stepped up in malls, public places, railway stations and bus stands.
A general alert was sounded in the country following the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5 and the resultant deterioration of ties with Pakistan. Government had warned of possible ‘retaliatory attacks’ by terror organizations.