Chennai: Security forces in Tamil Nadu are under high alert as threats of an armed group infiltration from Sri Lanka was issued by a Central intelligence agency on Saturday evening.
According to informed intelligence sources, a boat carrying armed operatives was headed towards Rameswaram coast.
The Tamil Nadu police have stepped up vigil in the towns of Kanyakumari, Toothukudi, Rameswaram, as well as in Chennai.
However,the exact identity of these people and the organization that they belong to are not known yet.
"Yes there is an alert but I can't reveal more than this at present. We have deployed armed policemen across all the main roads leading to coastal areas through the state" said a senior police officer at the state police headquarters in Chennai as reported by IANS.
However, with the police stepping up security measures, the sources indicated that more navigating ships have been deployed in the sea by the Coast Guard patrolling units to thwart any attempt to reach the Tamil Nadu coast.
Intelligence sources from Kerala police have also stepped up vigil across the coastal towns of the state after tip-offs from the agencies.