Since midnight Thursday Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore has been on high alert after the intelligence department declared a warning that a six-member group of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) invade the state by sea via Sri Lanka.
Tamil Nadu police began a combing operation following the alert which involved raids at several locations. 1 Pakistani and 5 Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims are amongst the six to have made their way into the state.
According to reports, The Pakistani was recognized as Illyas Anwar in the alert which was conveyed to all city police commissioners and SPs.
The alert also highlighted that the men are likely to have veiled as Hindus “with tilak/bhabuti applied on foreheads.”
One Pakistani, named as Illyas Anwar, and five Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims are amongst the six to have made their way into the state.
According to alert, the men were veiled as ‘Hindus.’
Security installations foreign embassies, tourist spots and worship centers could be amongst the targets of the terrorist group, according to reports.
Officials are also observing the coastal areas, especially the movement of ferries and boats.