New Delhi: The State Intelligence has received information that 60 residents of Kerala have contacts with the Tamil Nadu unit of National Thowheeth Jammath (NJT), which is behind the gruesome bomb blasts in Sri Lanka during Easter day.
The Sri Lankan authorities believe that the NJT is behind the Easter day bombings that killed around 360 people in three churches and high end hotels. Around 2 dozen foreigners also lost their lives in the most destructive terrorist attack in the island nation’s in recent history.
The National Thowheeth Jammath has a branch in Tamil Nadu. The outfit had conducted a secret meeting in Madura and Namakalil in 2016. The intelligence agencies say that around 60 people from Kerala attended the meetings. The attendees came from Vandiperiyar, Perumbavoor, Thrissur, and Palakkad in Kerala.
Intelligence agencies are now pondering about the Sri Lankan visit of two Kasargod natives who had latter joined the Islamic State. The intelligence sleuths are wondering if they had first intended to join the NJT.
The presence of Keralites and Tamilians became evident when the translated video of Islamic State taking responsibility for the Sri Lankan bombings circulated in social media. The original video is in English and Arabic, but soon the Tamil and Malayalam versions began to circulate.
Indian security agencies have been giving serious reports concerning Kerala. The terror outfits consider Kerala has a safe haven. This is exactly why these terror groups refrain from attacking sensitive spots in the state, according to intelligence agencies. These groups are freely going on with their secret activities in the state.
Indian intelligence had conveyed credible information about the attack to the Sri Lankan government before the terrorists struck.