Jamuna Devi apprehends security threat

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Bhopal, Sep 18: Senior Congress leader Jamuna Devi, who has suffered leg fracture in a road accident near Indore had earlier apprehended threat to her life and had sought adequate security from the BJP government.

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jamuna Devi was injured when her official vehicle collided head on with another vehicle near Ashta in Sehore district while on her way to Indore from Bhopal on Wednesday, Sep 17.

Her gunman Rajbahadur Singh, driver Hem Singh and personal assistant Usha were also injured.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has deputed PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya to ensure proper arrangements for her treatment at a private hospital at Indore. '' The entire expenses for her treatment will be borne by the state government,'' according to an official release said.

Meanwhile, releasing copies of her letter sent to the Chief Minister in June this year, Ms Devi said during her journeys from the state capital to her hometown Dhar, several attempts were made by matador or trucks to collide with her car at Indore and nearby areas. Later such vehicles had sped away when her driver or gunman tried to note down the vehicle number.

''Such repeated incidents posed a threat to my life'', the Congress leader said urging the Chief Minister to direct the authorities concerned to strengthen security provided to her.

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