Karuna seeks central forces at Mullaiperiyar dam

M Karunanidhi joined arch-rival and Jayalalithaa in seeking central security forces to protect Mullaperiyar dam.

Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 00:47 AM IST

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday
joined arch-rival and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
in seeking central security forces to protect Mullaperiyar dam
and flayed Kerala`s attempts to "create fear and panic" in the
minds of its people over the issue.

In a telegram to Justice A S Anand, Chairman of the
Supreme Court Empowered Committee on Mullaperiyar, he flayed
Kerala`s attempts to "create fear and panic in the minds of
people of their people over the issue".

He said CISF cover, instead of state police, should be
provided at the site until the issue is settled.

"Until the issue is settled, the dam site should be
guarded by the Central security forces instead of the Kerala
State Police," he said.

He demanded that the Supreme Court`s order of 2006,
directing Kerala to increase water level from 136 ft to 142 ft
"be implemented with immediate effect".

The DMK patriarch requested the Committee not to accept
the Kerala government`s request to reduce the water level at
the dam from 136 ft to 120 ft.

PTI