Death threats to Jayalalithaa to be probed by CBI

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Chennai, Sep 28 (ANI): The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Government in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday decided to hand over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) five cases regarding repeated death threats issued to former State Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader J. Jayalalithaa.

This decisions comes a day after an AIADMK delegation made yet another representation to the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary demanding a CBI probe into the death threats.

"Accepting the demand made by the AIADMK delegation, the Tamil Nadu Government has decided to transfer to the CBI all cases pertaining to issuing of death threats to Jayalalithaa," the Government said in a statement.

The Government, however, said the State police is taking all required action on a set of complaints by AIADMK backed Jaya TV channel, which has claimed it has received several letters warning Jayalalithaa against touring Madurai for a proposed rally in October.

It has been reported that the Government has formed special teams to investigate the matter after cases were filed at Guindy police station in Chennai and the teams had toured Madurai, Tanjavur to conduct investigation with employees of Postal department. "High-ranking officials were overseeing the investigation and the letters have been sent for forensic examination," the statement said.

Earlier on September 8, the DMK Government said enough security is being provided to Jayalalithaa in view of the alleged death threats received by her recently. (ANI)

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