Kerala Police Alerts –ISIS threat to Sabarimala Ayyappa pilgrims

Prathibha Nair

A high alert has been issued following an Islamic State threat to the
Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The threat states that Jihadi groups in Kerala
could poison the water in the temple.

The Report says. There were intelligence report to poison drinking water providing to the
pilgrims travelling in trains and buses. Requesting the Railway to take
necessary safety measures while supplying drinking water and food items to
the passengers, the letter confirmed an intelligence report in this regard.
Reacting to the incident, Kerala DGP Loknath Behra said “A lot of threat
messages are spread through social media, claiming to be that of ISIS.

Every aspects of such messages are being enquired into by Police, including the
veracity of them. While enquiring into such aspects, we also normally give
certain alert messages to the authorities concerned, as a precaution and
remain alert. We are keeping a watch on the critical infrastructures of public
interest. We are alert. He also added to inform to the public that these are
part of normal policing activities and there is no need to get panic or move
away from any of their plans further.

“He also appealed to the public not to fall prey upon such messages and
keep off from spreading them. The Police is highly alert on the same and are
doing the needful”.

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