- Of the six men, one is a Pakistani and the others Muslims from Sri Lanka
A high alert was issued in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India late on Thursday following an intelligence input that six LeT terrorists had entered Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka and had settled in Coimbatore, The Hindu reported.
It said the authenticity of the alert was confirmed by credible intelligence sources. Of the six men, one is a Pakistani and the others, Muslims from Sri Lanka. The Pakistani was identified as Illyas Anwar in the alert.
It said that the men were disguised as Hindus with vibhuti or tilak smeared on their foreheads.
Following the alert, the police have beefed up security in the city. Special patrols were conducted in sensitive areas and public places.
The men were disguised as Hindus with vibhuti or tilak smeared on their foreheads