Jaya TV receives four threatening letters after phone call

Last Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 16:30

Chennai: After receiving a threatening phone
call yesterday, AIADMK-backed Jaya TV on Thursday said it has
received four missives warning party chief Jayalalithaa that
she will be killed if she visited Madurai for a proposed rally
on October 18.

In a complaint to the DGP and Chennai City Police
Commissioner, copies of which were released to the media here,
Jaya TV Vice-President (News) K P Sunil said the envelope
containing letters written by various persons was received by
his office.

He said all these letters warn AIADMK General Secretary
Jayalalithaa of dire consequences if she dares to visit
Madurai to address a protest meeting there.

Expressing concern over the continuing threats to
Jayalalithaa`s life and to media freedom, Sunil demanded that
police initiate necessary probe and arrest the culprit
behind the threatening calls.

He also requested the police to enhance the security
cover for Jayalalithaa, who is in Z Plus category, besides
arranging adequate security for the channel`s office.

Yesterday, Jaya TV had received a threatening phone
call, reportedly from a supporter of the banned LTTE.

Sunil said today`s threatening call comes close on the
heels of a series of threatening letters received by the
AIADMK leader since August 28.

Tamil Nadu government has handed over to CBI
investigation of the case relating to the threatening letters
received by Jayalalithaa.


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First Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 16:30

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