Postcard warns of bomb attack on Jaya TV

Postcards have been received over the last few days at the city port, the Jaya TV office and the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple warning of bomb attacks on them. The postcard written to Jaya TV on Monday warned the channel to stop broadcasting news against Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi. A bomb detection squad, however, found no bombs in the premises of the office.

Police are on a high alert and security has been upped at AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa residence, which is close to the Jaya TV office in the posh Poes Gardens.
All of this happening in the same week is a bit scary. On Saturday, a postcard written to the city port warned that an explosives-laden boat will be blown up in the port.
Police, reports say, seem to look at the entire affair as a mischief. It’s not yet clear if the incidents are related. A report on The Hindu website said that efforts were being made to arrest a youth at Palayamkottai near Tirunelveli, who may have written the letter to Jaya TV.
Meanwhile, the AIADMK has tried to rake up the issue in the state Assembly. However, demands by party members to speak for more than the allotted 15 minutes was not met. The AIADMK party members then walked out three times protesting that they were not given enough time to highlight the reported security threat to Ms Jayalalithaa.

6 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 3:11 am

    When has information about a terrorist act preceded the act itself?

  2. potpourri (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    navneeth, i hope you are aware that US received warnings about 9/11 attack but they ignored them.

  3. Planemad (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

    pfft, it prolly originated at poes garden itself. A nice excuse for the madam to get in the news.

  4. Navneeth (unregistered) on April 25th, 2007 @ 1:15 am

    Okay, maybe I should rephrase what I said. How many times have terrorists announced plans and then executed them as annopunced? What US received was intelligence, not info directly from the perpetrator.

    These postcarda is most certainly the work of pranksters, or as planemad said, by themselves to get attention. Caution must be taken, but there is nothing to fret about.

  5. nandhu (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 1:34 am


  6. Navneeth (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 3:00 am

    imagine how much of a nuisance it would be if somebody wrote on to your own home.

    Unless I was someone having bank accounts in the Caribbean, I wouldn’t care about it. ;-) If I had the time, I would probably right that person back.

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