Govt accords 'Z' category security to Anna Hazare in view of threats to him

Govt accords 'Z' category security to Anna Hazare in view of threats to him

Maharashtra government has deciced to accord Z-plus security to social activist Anna Hazare as he has recived a threat letter. A police complaint has also been filed.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today cleared the proposal put up by the scrutiny committee, which recommends security cover to the person who is under a threat perception.

"The letter mentions name of one Mahadeo Panchal from Latur district and was posted from Osmanabad," said Hazare's aid Datta Awari.

Ten days ago Hazare received another threat letter which stated that he would be "bumped off" if he does not dissociate himself from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A case was registered under IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation) at Parner police station in Ahmednagar district, a police official from Parner had said.

"The letter was dated August 7 and is mostly written in English," the official said. The letter warned Hazare that he will meet the fate of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who was killed in Pune two years back.

The letter also asked the Gandhian to stay put in his native Ralegan Siddhi village, police said.

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