Published On: Fri, Aug 21st, 2015

Maharashtra government gives Anna Hazare Z plus security after he receives death threats

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Mumbai:  Maharashtra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis cleared the proposal to provide Z+ security to social activist Anna Hazare. The proposal was put up by the scrutiny committee, headed by chief secretary, which recommends the security cover based on the threat perception to the person.

“The letter mentions name of one Mahadeo Panchal from Latur district and was posted from Osmanabad,” Hazare’s aide Datta Awari told PTI over phone from Parner.

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

The anti-corruption crusader has been denying the security cover claiming he does not feel any threat to his life. He had refused the cover in April 2014 when he received threat calls from an unknown person.
The letter which was received by Hazare’s office was written in English, Hindi and Marathi.

“It is a handwritten letter and we are unable to see postal stamp properly to trace out its origin”, sources in Hazare’s office said. It has been handed over to the police for further investigation.

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