Adequate security to Jayalalithaa: AG

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Chennai, Nov 5: Advocate-General (AG) G Masilamani today informed Madras High Court that the State Government was providing adequate security to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

As per the earlier direction of the court, the Advocate-General, in a sealed cover submitted to the court a detailed report of the security review committee about the security measures taken by the government and also the security arrangements made in Pasumpon, when Jayalalithaa visited there on October 30 to attend the birth centenary of Pasumpon Muthramalinga Thevar.

After submitting the report, he said on the day Jayalalithaa visited Pasumpon, there was a delay.

While the convoy of former chief minister entered there, some other party people gathered at the place as per the time allotted to them. In the melee some stone throwing incidents took place. Police immediately intervened and restored can, the Advocate-General submitted.

Mr Navaneetha Krishan, counsel for Jayalalithaa said there was no proper security arrangement made in Pasumpon, and the security lapse was still continuing, even after Jayalalithaa received a life threatheving letter from LTTE supporters from abroad.

The counsel also sought the court to pass necessary orders and direct the state governmment to provide adequate security to Jayalalithaa as she required.

Mr Justice M Jeyachandran, who is hearing the case, after going through the reports of the security review committee said if necessary, the court would pass orders and adjourned the matter without mentioning the date.


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