Karnataka coastal belt put on alert ahead of Dasara
After satellite phone call records in various parts of country including Karnataka, alert has been raised in coastal Karnataka including Mangaluru.
With inputs from intelligence department and NIA anticipating possible terror movement, an alert has been raised in Karnataka's coastal areas.
The move comes after a lunchbox with bombs was found in Punjab during Independence Day celebrations.
Recently satellite phone calls were also traced in parts of south India and with terror outfits reportedly planning to strike during festivals, the police have been notified to be extra cautious.
Prior to such calls, there were reports of militants infiltrating into Kerala and the state had already alerted Karnataka home department and with festivals round the corner, checking at vulnerable and areas prone to attack will only get intensified.
Recently Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Karnataka police along with NIA is monitoring the entire state and specially coastal areas.
As per reports, 12 suspected Islamic State terrorists from Sri Lanka region reportedly sneaked in and the satellite phone calls from multiple locations from Kerala-Karnataka's border district Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamgaluru and Karwar have put the intelligence on high alert.
According to reports the phone calls have raised concerns in police and intelligence circles as there was mention of mischievous acts by elements.