Agencies involved in providing security put on high alert

An anonymous postcard was received at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site with a threatening message on Friday, triggering concern among the police and the KKNPP administration.

As the postal threat reached the project site at a time when the first reactor is being prepared for commissioning before January-end, agencies involved in providing security cover to the upcoming nuclear park have been put on high alert.

Additional security measures have been put in place at the Anu Vijay Township at Chettikulam, about 12 km from the project site where KKNPP employees and their families live.

According to the Inspector of Police, Kudankulam, S. Rajapaul, a postcard, addressed to ‘Chief of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project’ and posted at Mount Road, Chennai, on December 31, reached the project site on January 3. As the postcard carried threatening message, a case was registered based on the complaint preferred by the KKNPP administration.

The message threatened KKNPP employees and their family members and asked them to leave the complex immediately and return to their native places.

“Without giving any name, the sender has introduced himself / herself as ‘Makkal Nanban.’

Following the threat, we received a complaint from the KKNPP administration around Friday midnight and filed a first information report in this connection,” said Mr. Rajapaul.

Further investigations are on to ascertain the origin of the postcard.

Meanwhile, anti-KKNPP Struggle Committee convener S.P. Udayakumar said the people, who were protesting against the KKNPP for over 500 days in a peaceful manner, would never employ any “unacceptable method” as part of their agitation.

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