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Terrorism on the rise in State, says VHP

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Viswa Hindu Parishad on Friday alleged that terrorism was on the rise in the State and it was high time the State Government took effective steps to check it.

In a statement here on Friday, VHP organising secretary Kummanam Rajashekharan alleged that terrorism was fast gaining root in the State and many terrorist outfits were reportedly accumulating weapons and conducting training camps.

"The number of violence-prone areas in the State too has gone up to over 300 and many Hindu places of worship and offices of Hindu organisations are facing threat from terrorists," Mr. Rajashekharan said.

Police flayed

The VHP leader alleged that the police had failed to arrest those behind the murder of Kilimanur Sunil Kumar, despite the culprits being identified as NDF activists.

The Crime Branch was trying to wind up the case by simply registering a case against two persons and arresting another, without going into the conspiracy behind the murder and its serious implications, he alleged.

Mr. Rajashekharan alleged that the accident in Pathanamthitta three weeks ago in which Additional Superintendent of Police Sidhardh Sashni was seriously injured too could not be treated as a mere road accident.

The ASP met with the accident when he was out for a raid in the town in the middle of the night, he added.

Mr. Rajashekharan called upon the Government to take stern and effective steps against terrorists to alleviate the fears of the common people.