Coimbatore, May 4: The Tamil Nadu police today, May 4 arrested 5 alleged naxals from Coimbatore. One of the five members arrested was a top leader from Kerala and was on the wanted list.
The Tamil Nadu police are questioning the five persons to find out about their links and what they had planned.
The police from Andhra Pradesh have also joined the Tamil Nadu police are questioning the five arrested persons. The Andhra Pradesh police are questioning them to find out if they had any plans of reviving naxal operations in the state.
Police officials informed oneindia that they are still in the process of verifying the antecedents of these persons.
Since the past couple of months there have been intelligence bureau warnings about the naxals wanting to build a Southern corridor. Several naxals had been grouping in Tamil Nadu and had planned on commencing operations in the state.
Investigations had also revealed that there was a regrouping of naxals in Kerala as well and plans were afloat to set up a Southern corridor.
The naxals have had trouble in South India after their operations were busted in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Since then the naxals have shifted operations to states such as Chattisgarh and Jharkhand.
However in the past couple of months there has been enhanced activity in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and information about the naxals trying to infiltrate into urban areas had also trickled in.