7 states including Kerala put on alert after phone call on terror attacks
Bengaluru: Karnataka DG-IGP Neelmani N Raju on Friday wrote to his counterparts in seven states and a Union Territory after receiving a warning of terror attacks. Following this, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Telangana, Maharashtra and Puducherry have been put on high alert.
On Friday evening, Karnataka police received a phone call from a lorry driver who alerted that major cities in the states will be hit by terror attacks. After receiving the call, police issued a fax message to all governments to alert them in this regard.
Karnataka DG-IGP writes to DGs of Tami Nadu, Kerala, Andhra, Telangana, Puducherry, Goa, Maharashtra following a phone call by a man 'claiming to have info that cities in Tamil Nadu, K'taka, Kerala, Andhra, Telangana, Puducherry, Goa, Maharashtra will be hit by terror attacks'. pic.twitter.com/BcvXBHVX2y— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2019
According to the informer, the terror attacks will take place on trains. He also claimed that 19 terrorists are camping at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.
The Karnataka DG also alerted his counterparts, asking them to take immediate necessary action to prevent any untoward incident. Further investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka are on high alert with security tightened in the aftermath of the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on April 21, a top police official said on Friday.
(With added inputs from agencies)