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Anna Hazare provided ‘Z+’ security after second threat letter

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Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare has been given ‘Z+’ category security after he received a second threat letter within a matter of ten days, said Maharashtra government sources on Friday.

On Thursday, Hazare received a threat letter, after which a police complaint was filed.

“The letter mentions name of one Mahadeo Panchal from Latur district and was posted from Osmanabad,” Hazare’s aide Datta Awari said.

Ten days ago Hazare received another threat letter which stated that he would be “bumped off” if he does not dissociate himself from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A case was registered under IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation) at Parner police station in Ahmednagar district, a police official from Parner had said.

“The letter was dated August 7 and is mostly written in English,” the official said.

The letter warned Hazare that he will meet the fate of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who was killed in Pune two years back.

The letter also asked the Gandhian to stay put in his native Ralegan Siddhi village, police said.