Chennai, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

The police have received a letter threatening to throw bombs during a rally to be addressed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Arakkonam.

Source said here today the letter was received by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Arakkonam, A Kannappan who confirmed the same.

It was posted from Arakkonam on March 29, the sources added. According to reports from the town in neighbouring Vellore District, the police have launched an investigation into the anonymous letter.

The letter reportedly said four people, all belonging to Arakkonam, were planning to hurl bombs at Ms Jayalalithaa during her election campaign in Arakkonam Constituency.

Stating the letter, written in English, was addressed to him, the DSP said it was written in the name of one Venkatesan's younger brother Gangadharan of Melmaruvathur, an employee of Southern Railways.

A case was registered under section 177 and 127 of IPC and was under investigation.

The Chief Minister is expected to be in Arakkonam for the campaign on April 8.

(Posted on 01-04-2014)