Saturday, October 2, 2010

Two more letter threats to Jayalalitha

 Chennai: Three days after Tamil Nadu government decided to transfer a set of cases relating to death threats to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa to CBI, the party-backed Jaya TV today said it had received two more letters warning her against visiting Madurai for a rally this month. 

In a complaint to the city police, Jaya TV said two more letters were received at its office today from persons identified as O S Mathi of Madurai and Anu Mohan of Marthandam and both warned her not to come to the town which is considered to be the stronghold of Union Minister and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri. 
One of the letters said Jayalalithaa will be targeted irrespective of the mode of transport she choses to Madurai. It said the task was not difficult as even former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi could be assassinated. The task would be executed by a "suicide squad", the sender warned. 

Jayalalithaa had received many threats over the past one month, almost all of them warning her to not visit Madurai. One of them even identified themselves as the 'suicide squad' of 'Anjanenjan', a sobriquet for Alagiri. However, the AIADMK chief had said she would go ahead with the rally, even as her party MLAs and MPs continued to mount pressure on the state and Centre for enhancing her security as well as order a CBI probe. 

Bowing to AIADMK pressure, the state government had on September 28 ordered for a CBI probe into the issue. AIADMK MPs had earlier met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram complaining about 'lackadaisical' approach of the DMK government and pressed for more security to their leader.