Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has asked the Center to establish a school for imparting training to personnel to combat terrorism, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the assembly Monday.
Kerala has asked Centre to set up a Counter Intelligence and Anti-Terrorism School to provide training for personnel to check terrorism, Pinarayi said in a written reply to a question in the assembly.
An internal cell is now functioning in the State Special Branch to monitor and prevent terror activities. A separate domestic security investigation wing is also functioning under the Special Branch, he said.
Besides this, individuals and organizations that propagate extremist ideas through social media were also being monitored, Pinarayi said.
Four more persons with alleged links to Mideast terror group ISIS were arrested on Monday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) over a plot to carry out terror attacks in the country. The agency had earlier detained six other persons from Kerala over the plot.
(With agency inputs)