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Police reviews security following threat letter to Anna Hazare

Mumbai(PTI): Ahmednagar superintendent of police Saurabh Tripathi on Friday met Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi and reviewed the security following a threat letter received by the social activist.

Hazare had received a letter on Thursday which warned him against opposing the land acquisition bill, according to his aides. Tripathi reviewed the security arrangements at Yadav Baba temple in the village (where Hazare lives) and the surrounding area.

Anti graft activist Anna Hazare has received a threat letter asking him not to oppose the land acquisition bill and protest against the BJP-led government. In March, Hazare had received a similar letter, following which he had written to the state police chief asking for a probe into the threat by a Canada-based Indian on a social networking site.

Hazare’s office said the latest letter used abusive language, and empty satchets of gutka were found in the envelope. “The letter was signed by one Sanjay Gholap and the sender’s address was is Bajrang Vasti, Rahata in Ahmednagar. We have reported the incident to district SP Saurabh Tripathi,” said Datta Awari, Hazare’s close aide.

Tripathi said his though his office is yet to receive an official complaint, an investigation is underway in the matter. “We have given police protection to Anna and officials have been asked to trace the sender as soon as possible,” he said. Sandip Kolhatkar

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