Kundapur, May 27, 2015: Kundapur’s independent MLA Halady Srinivas Shetty has now been provided a gunman security in view of continuing threats to him from a person claiming to be underworld don Ravi Poojary, despite Halady lodging a police complaint. Security around Halady’s house has also been stepped up following the development.
As per the complaint lodged by Halady the person had called him on May 25, Monday demanding money and threatening to kill him if his demand was not conceded. It is learnt, the same person had called Halady the next day reiterating his demand. Sources said Halady had received over five threatening calls on Tuesday. Sources say the call was made from Australia and the caller spoke in Hindi and Tulu.
Udupi SP Annamalai has visited the residence of the MLA following the threat calls and ordered to deploy a gunman and step up security to Halady.
MLA Halady who spoke to media men said he was unaware as to why the anonymous person was making threatening calls to him when he has always worked sincerely for the welfare of the people of his constituency.
Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje and Udupi District BJP Chief Tingale Vikramarjuna Hegde also visited the residence of Halady and spoke to him,.
SP Annamalai has informed that the police were trying to trace the caller and assured thorough investigation into the case.