Jaya claims she was injured in stone throwing incident

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Chennai, Oct 30 (UNI) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today claimed that she was injured in the stone throwing incident during the 'Thevar Jayanthi' celebrations at Pasumpon and said the incident assumes significance in the wake of assassination threat to her from the LTTE.

Talking to newspersons at the airport on her return from Pasumpon, she alleged that the incident was a clear case of lawlessness in the state and showed that law and order had deteriorated in the state.

By resorting to such violent incidents, no one could prevent her growing popularity and support among the people, she said.

She charged that when lakhs of her supporters wanted to catch a glimpse of her when she went to Pasumpon to take part in the 'Thevar Jayanthi' celebrations, four miscreants had sneaked into the crowd and resorted to stone throwing.

In the incident, the windscreen of her car was damaged and she was also injured. Three other cars in her convoy were also damaged, she said.

She alleged that the police remained mute spectators to the attack on her. The police, who had to protect law and order, remained silent without taking any action, she charged.

Stating that she was in the ''z plus'' security category, Ms Jayalalithaa said she had already moved the Madras High Court, seekig proper security and the case was pending before the court.

Meanwhile, she had received a threatening letter that the LTTE would eliminate her, she said adding the attack on her car assumed significance in this backdrop.

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