Jaya TV receives four threatening letters after phone call

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.