‘Police not acting on complaints about threats to Jaya’

AIADMK today demanded that the Tamil Nadu government should provide "maximum" security to party chief Jayalalithaa, even as police launched a full-fledged probe into the recent threats to her life.

Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 19:55 PM IST

Chennai: AIADMK today demanded that the Tamil
Nadu government should provide "maximum" security to party
chief Jayalalithaa, even as police launched a full-fledged
probe into the recent threats to her life.

The party lodged a complaint with state Home Secretary K
Gnanadesikan accusing police of not taking any action on the
threat letters received recently by the party-backed Jaya TV.

A letter submitted by AIADMK treasurer O Paneerselvam and
party whip K A Sengottaian alleged that police had not taken
any action on the August 8 complaint about the letter received
at Jaya TV office.

"At this juncture, another threatening letter was
received by Jaya TV, asking the channel to stop airing certain
programmes, one relating to the murder of a former minister,"
the complaint said.

It also claimed that no inquiry had been conducted on
their earlier complaint about some persons intruding into
Jayalalithaa`s house.

Earlier, City Police Commissioner`s office in a release
said that the letters appeared to be the handiwork of some
persons who wanted to "deliberately create controversy."

"Two cases have been filed in this regard and a full-
fledged probe is on to nab the culprits," it said.

Jayalalithaa is already under Z-plus security category
and she has also been provided NSG cover. Besides, she was
being given protection at her public rallies as well as
Kodanadu estate and other places of stay, it added.

PTI