Forest officers discovered detonators and gelatine sticks in Kerala's Kollam district (Pathanapuram), exposing the growing terrorist networks in the state. The police have confirmed the terrorist angle to the incident, and an NIA team will reach the spot today for investigation. The investigative agency had received a thread while questioning a Kerala-born terrorist capture in Uttar Pradesh about the terror camps in Pathanapuram. Before two months, the Tamil Nadu police intelligence department investigated the region after receiving a tip.
The Kerala Police's ability to detect terrorists' presence in the state has been a source of severe concern.
Around 200 terrorists received training from the region known as ‘Pattom' in Pathanapuram, which is surrounded by lush forest, according to the terrorist caught in UP. There have also been incidences in Kerala where Islamic terrorist organizations were involved in weaponry training and terror recruitment.