Thursday, April 9, 2009

LTTE threat to banks, security stepped up

Thiruvananthapuram: The Reserve Bank of India has alerted all the banks in Kerala to step up security following intelligence reports that LTTE cadre might attempt bank robbery.

According to bank sources, a note has been circulated to the authorities of all major banks including State Bank of India telling them that "LTTE has plans to attempt bank dacoity" and wanted their branches to be on alert to take "preventive measures".

Intelligence reports had said that LTTE might infiltrate into the state through the coast and might try to loot banks to boost their financial resources.

Security had been tightened in all banks across the state, the sources added.

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