that both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu should not launch any commando operation
against him once he releases Kannada film icon Rajakumar and
As reported by rediff.com on Sunday, Veerappan has sought a firm assurance from both the
state governments that he should be allowed to roam freely in the jungles, and the Special Task
Force, set up a decade ago to nab him, should not be directed to enter the forest in a bid
to trap him.
Veerappan sent back emissaries P Nedumaran and R R Gopal on Monday evening from to convey his latest demand to
both the state governments and has sought an immediate response from them.
After allowing an ailing S A Govindaraj, one of the hostages and the son in-law of Rajakumar, on
Monday evening to go along with the emissaries, Veerappan again disappeared into the
Iggalur-Satyamangalam forest range along with his prize catch.
In Bangalore, a much-harried Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna has conveyed an
emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday around 3 pm to discuss Veerappan's latest demand. Apart from this, an informal
interaction with Opposition leaders has also been scheduled for later in the day.
Govindaraj, who reached Bangalore from Erode in the wee hours of Tuesday,
is meeting Krishna at the latter's residence to brief him on the
On entering the city, Govindaraj headed for Rajakumar's house to convey the latest
message to the actor's wife Parvathamma and other family members.
During the day, the Supreme Court will also be resuming its hearings into the Special Leave Petition
on Tuesday filed against the release of Veerappan's 51 associates who were all detained under TADA.
In a related development, the police have tightened security across the city, with extra forces in
the sensitive areas to prevent any untoward incidents even as ban orders under Section
144 of the CrPC continue to be in force.
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