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Karnataka issues high alert in coastal areas after inputs of terrorist activity in Kerala

A high alert has been issued in the coastal areas of Karnataka following an intelligence input received about terrorist activities in coastal Kerala, said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday, reported ANI.

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Bengaluru, First Published Sep 1, 2021, 3:41 PM IST
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Karnataka issued a high alert in coastal areas following an intelligence input received about terrorist activities in coastal Kerala.

A high alert has been issued in the coastal areas of Karnataka following an intelligence input received about terrorist activities in coastal Kerala, said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday, reported ANI.

While at the Hubli Airport before his departure for home Assembly constituency Shiggaon, interacting with the media, the Chief Minister said the state administration is keeping a strict watch for any suspicious activity in the coastal and adjoining forest areas, according to ANI report.

Also read: Karnataka: 32 college students test positive for COVID-19 in Kolar, all Kerala returnees

"I cannot discuss some issues openly, but I want to tell you that Karnataka police along with NIA is keeping a strict vigil on any anti-national activity in coastal and adjoining forest areas. NIA had also picked up a person who was involved in such activities. We have also issued a high alert in coastal areas," said the Chief Minister, ANI report stated.

When questioned about allowing public gatherings in the state on the occasion of Ganesh Utsav, CM Bommai said the state government has appointed an expert panel to study last year's celebration and Covid status presently.

"We have a meeting with the experts' panel on September 5 and will make the final decision on that day," he told ANI.

The Chief Minister said," state government is not in the mood of banning financial activities. But precautions have to be taken to maintain the Covid norms. So wherever the situation gets improved there relaxations will be given," while speaking about night curfew imposed in Kodagu, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, which share borders with Kerala.

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