Anti-terrorist squad soon

Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A special anti-terrorist squad would be formed within the Kerala Police shortly, Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here on Tuesday.

Replying to questions about the huge arms haul in different parts of the State over the last few days, Mr. Balakrishnan said the Government was determined to bring to book all those who indulged in trade in lethal weapons and those who purchased it. The Centre had issued instructions in this regard to all the States some time ago. The decision to form the anti-terrorist squad was taken in pursuance of this directive and in the light of the developments in Kerala in recent times, he said.

He said the State did not have any special mechanism to investigate terrorism-related crimes.

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