Terror threat: High vigil in coastal districts of Karnataka | Hubballi News

HUBBALLI/MANGALURU: A high alert was sounded on Wednesday in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts following intelligence inputs of terrorists landing on the coast of Kerala from Sri Lanka.
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said Karnataka police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are keeping a close watch on suspicious activity in coastal districts and adjoining forest areas of Malnad region. “I cannot discuss some issues, but we’re keeping a strict vigil,” he said, adding NIA has detained a person of interest.
Bommai said he’ll discuss the issue with Union home minister Amit Shah when he visits Hubballi and Davanagere on Thursday.
On alleged sleeper cells of terror organisations in neighbouring states, Bommai said Karnataka police are keeping a strict vigil and working closely with NIA.
Police of Mangaluru city as well as Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts refused to comment on terrorists reportedly landing in Kerala.
A Dakshina Kannada district police source said they received information that at least 13 people in three batches travelled on an illegal ferry from Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu a fortnight ago. He said they planned to travel to Kochi by road and then to Pakistan in fishing trawlers. They may have entered coastal towns and all checkposts there are being monitored.
While sources said a team is expected to return to Sri Lanka via the same route and activate sleeper cells en route, police officers wouldn’t comment about it.
After the 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka, the government there took strict measures to counter terror attacks.

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