There was intelligence alert on threat to PM, says Pinarayi on Kerala DGP statement about Puthuvype

Pinarayi Vijayan corroborated the state police chief's statement that Modi faced a terror threat during his recent visit to Kochi

Published: 21st June 2017 04:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2017 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

Modi had on June 17 visited Kochi amid tight security and had inaugurated the first phase of the Kochi Metro. | EPS

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has confirmed there was intelligence alert on the security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he came to Kochi on Saturday to inaugurate the Kochi Metro Rail project.

On Tuesday State Police Chief T P Senkumar, while justifying the police action in the Puthuvype issue, too had said there was security threat to the Prime Minister. “The intelligence had alerted about a security threat during the Prime Minister’s visit to Kochi. The government did not want to make it public to maintain secrecy,” Pinarayi told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

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