Maharashtra Government Steps Up Security of Anna Hazare

Maharashtra government has further beefed up the \'Z\' security cover of social activist Anna Hazare in view of letters threatening him with dire consequences.

Published: 21st August 2015 06:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 06:02 PM   |  A+A-

Anna-hazarePTI1

In this file photo, social activist Anna Hazare. (PTI)

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has further beefed up the 'Z' security cover of social activist Anna Hazare in view of letters threatening him with dire consequences.

"Anna Hazare has been accorded 'Z' category security from some time now. We have been conducting a security audit of Anna time-to-time and in spite of that he is receiving threat letters. Looking at all these threat letters being received by him, we have provided him two additional escorts and the security in his office and residence has been further

heightened," Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde told PTI.

Police have taken cognisance of the latest threat letter received by the Gandhian and an inquiry is being conducted into the matter, he said.

"The government will leave no stone unturned to ensure he remains safe," Shinde said.

A threat letter which Hazare received yesterday carried the name of one Mahadeo Panchal from Latur district and was posted from Osmanabad.

The letter had warned Hazare that he will meet the fate of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who was killed in Pune two years back.

Another threat letter received nearly a fortnight back stated that Hazare would be "bumped off" if he does not dissociate himself from Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal.

Reacting to the threat letters, Hazare said that he will not be cowed down by such threats and will carry on his work despite such threats to his life. PTI

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp