Indian Central intelligence agencies have communicated specific inputs to the Tamil Nadu Police that suspected LTTE cadres had conspired to carry out attacks on VVIPs during forthcoming Assembly elections.
Highly placed intelligence sources confirmed to The Hindu yesterday that the Ministry of Home Affairs had sent alert messages that some LTTE cadres had arrived in Tamil Nadu and were engaged in a training programme at an “unknown location.” The report revealed that they were in the process of procuring weapons and explosive substances to execute their plan.
While claiming that LTTE men in the custody of the Sri Lankan Army had revealed “significant” presence of their cadre at Valasaravakkam in Chennai, the sources said some prominent members of the LTTE’s finance and air wings had sneaked into the State. Members of the outfit’s suicide squad had reached Nagercoil in the guise of refugees accompanying aged or injured Sri Lankan Tamils. The sources said clandestine sailings of the LTTE and frequent arrival of refugees with the help of illegal boat operators had exposed the vulnerability of the Tamil Nadu coast.