The city police deployed security at the residence of Jnanpith Award winner writer U.R. Ananthamurthy at Dollars Colony here on Tuesday.
This comes after an oral request made by the writer in the wake of a “threat perception” following the results of the Lok Sabha elections, the police said.
As part of the security cover, a police sub-inspector and three constables have been deployed round the clock and a picket (a checkpoint) has been put up near his residence, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Kamal Pant said.
The threat perception is seen in the light of Dr. Ananthamurthy’s statement in the run-up to the polls that he would not like to live in a country where Narendra Modi was the Prime Minister.
Soon after the election results were out, a group of people started campaigning for Dr. Ananthamurthy’s departure to Pakistan, the police said.
Not only did Dr. Ananthamurthy get several phone calls asking him to leave the country, several hate mails and messages against the writer were posted on social networking sites, the police said.