AGENCYCoimbatore/Chennai: Security has been beefed up across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba have infiltrated into the state, police said on Friday. Coimbatore Police Commissioner Sumit Sharan said the city was under a high alert following information that the terrorists were heading there. The Indian Air Force station at Sulur on the city outskirts has been brought under tight security cover. Vehicle screening has been intensified in the vicinity and security checks were conducted at the key facility under the supervision of West Zone IG K Periaiah and District Superintendent of Police Sujit Kumar, police said.
An alert has been sounded in neighbouring Kerala also with police officials mounting an intensified vigil.
Officials in Chennai said security had been beefed up in the state following reports that six members of the terror outfit LeT infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities.
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.
Kerala DGP Loknath Behera on Friday directed district police chiefs to keep utmost vigil across the state, an official release said in Thiruvananthapuram.
Chennai Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan said “storming operations” were underway as part of precautionary steps.
In Coimbatore district, more than 25 check posts have been set up.
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