|Jayalalithaa receives death
|By S. Selvakumar
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram has
received a death threat through a letter sent by
post, purportedly by the international terror outfit
Al-Qaeda, Chennai based Tamil dailies reported.
The letter has been date stamped in a Chennai Post
The letter written in English has also been copied
to the head of the Kuruvayoor Police Station.
Tamil dailies said a similar letter has also been
addressed to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
In addition to death threats to the two chief
ministers the letter has also threatened to blast
the famous Kuruvayoor Sri Krishna Kovil and Sri
Padmanaba Swami Kovil, both situated in the Kerala
On receipt of the letter, a posse of fully armed
policemen headed by high ranking officials and bomb
disposal squads rushed to the two ancient sprawling
kovils and conducted thorough search operations but
drew a blank. Following the letter, both kovils have
been provided with elite security arrangements. All
worshippers have been body searched.
Security has also been tightened in the offices and
residences of the two chief ministers.
In one of the kovils, Sri Padmanaba Swami, a secret
room said to contain a treasure trove was opened
last month after a lapse of 150 years on the orders
of the Kerala government. Hundreds of kilos of gold
and a collection of rare diamond jewellery worth
billions of rupees were found inside the secret room
and thereafter security was heightened in and around
the kovil. Indian archaeologists traced the
invaluable findings to the families of ancient kings
who ruled South India over 200 years ago.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Police have started
investigations to find what organisation in Tamil
Nadu operates under the name of Al-Qaeda.