BANGALORE: The Karnataka government has put the police on high alert on receipt of reports from Central intelligence agencies that three hardcore Lashkar-e-Taiba militants said to be headed for Andhra Pradesh could cross over to Karnataka.

Minister for Home V.S. Acharya told The Hindu here on Friday that the State government received the information on Thursday and immediately put the police on alert.

“I cannot mention the steps that have been taken. We are in close touch with the Central intelligence agencies, the Union Home Ministry and with the government of Andhra Pradesh,” he said.