Bomb threat to Jayalalithaa’s house: A bomb threat was issued to chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence in Chennai today. However, it was found to be a hox.
Meanwhile, the police launched hunt for the caller, who contacted the control room from Marakaanam in Villupuram district. It is said that a teenager Bhuvaneswaran was detained.
This is not the first time for Jayalalithaa to face such threats. In 2015, an anonymous telephone call stating ‘a bomb will explode at Jayalalithaa’s swearing-in ceremony’ received at Chennai Central created a flutter.
Police sources said the call was received at the railway control room around midnight and the caller’s voice sounded like it was a man’s.
In 2014, he deputy superintendent of police, Arakkonam, received a letter threatening a bomb explosion during chief minister’s rally at Arakkonam.
The Vellore police launched an investigation and after initial inquiries it was found that the letter was sent by a man to get his brother into trouble over a property dispute.
In 2007, security has been beefed up near the residence of Jayalalithaa after an anonymous letter threatening to kill her was recieved.
The letter, received at the office of Jaya TV, threatened to kill Jayalalithaa using bombs. It also asked the channel to “stop its criticism against the then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi”.