Legislator from Pavagada in Tumkur district, K.M. Thimmarayappa, has filed a complaint in Arsikere police station about a letter, allegedly written by a Naxalite group, threatening a “suicide attack” on him if he does not pay money to them.

However, doubts are being raised that it could be an act by miscreants in the name of the Naxalite group, considering that the movement has not been active in the region since 2000.

The letter, written in Telugu, states that Chamcha Muthyalu, Palavalli Kailasam, and Kyataganachelu Ramu, all former Naxalites, are being used by him to make money after becoming a legislator.

The letter, which is in the name of “Ramakrishna from People’s War Group,” has threatened the legislator and his family of a suicide attack if he fails to give half of his earnings. It threatened that a vehicle loaded with gas cylinders will blast his house.

A branch of the People’s War Group was formed in Pavagada more than 15 years ago. However, all the members were encountered in Andhra Pradesh by the police between 1998 and 2000. Hence, the possibility of Naxalites operating in this area is very slim, say police sources.

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