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Kudankulam nuclear plant officials receive threat letter via The Times of India

TIRUNELVELI: Days before the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear power Project is to be commissioned, officials at the plant site received an anonymous threat letter, police said on Saturday. The hand-written post card was received by the security personnel at the plant on January 3. The authorities at the nuclear plant took the issue to police and Tirunelveli SP Vijayendra Bidari has ordered an investigation. The police have registered a case.

Police said the letter signed as “Makkal Nanban” (friend of people) was sent from Anna Nagar in Chennai. The letter, addressing the plant officials, said, “Though the nuclear plant has three-stage protection, neither you nor your wives and children enjoy that protection”. It further said: “If we desire, we could kidnap, murder and throw into the sea you and your family members. Better, you leave the place along with your family to your native places or countries.”

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People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) leader S P Udayakumar denied that the threat letter was sent by anti-nuclear protesters. Security has been tightened around the nuclear plant as well as the residential township of the employees.

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