Two more threat letters to Jayalalithaa

AIADMK-backed Jaya TV on Saturday said it had received two more letters threatening the life of party chief Jayalalithaa and asked police to provide security to her and the channel.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 17:45 PM IST

Chennai: AIADMK-backed Jaya TV on Saturday said
it had received two more letters threatening the life of party
chief Jayalalithaa and asked police to provide security to her
and the channel.

One letter warned of bomb strikes on Kodanadu estate,
her retreat in hilly Nilgiris district, and the other
threatened that she would "not return home" if she went ahead
with her proposed public meeting in Madurai next month.

The claim comes weeks after the channel`s said that it
had received two similar letters to threatening of a bomb
attack on her meeting in Madurai, considered the stronghold of
M K Alagiri, Union minister and son of Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi.

Stepping up pressure on the perceived threat to
Jayalalithaa`s life, AIADMK MPS had called on Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh recently complaining against the `lackadaisical
approach` of the DMK government towards her security.

In a complaint to state DGP Letika Saran, a copy of
which was released to the media today, Jaya TV said the two
fresh letters were received at its office with the senders
named as `Vaigai Puyal` Balu and P T Muthu Pandiyan from
Madurai.

In one of the letters the sender claimed himself to be
a member of "suicide squad of Anjanenjan" (a sobriquet of
Alagiri) and said Jayalalithaa won`t return if she came to
Madurai.

In his complaint, Jaya TV`s vice-president
(administration and legal) S Ranganathan said another letter
bearing the name Balu warned of bomb strikes at Kodanadu and
the house of an AIADMK advocate for raking up the murder of a
former DMK minister.

Recalling the previous threats and complaints,
Ranganathan claimed no proper action had been taken so far and
demanded security for Jayalalithaa and Jaya TV employees.

Brushing aside the threats, Jayalalithaa has already
announced that she would go ahead with the Madurai protest
against the DMK government on October 18.

PTI