Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order deployment of CISF at Mullaperiyar dam site "to avoid any man-made catastrophic consequences" in view of violent activities reported there.
"In view of the violent activities reported at the dam site, it is imperative that Central forces be deployed at the dam immediately. I, therefore, request you to order deployment of Central Industrial Security Force at the site to avert any man-made catastrophic consequences immediately," she said in a letter to the Prime Minister.
She said there have been reports of vandalism organised by certain political parties of Kerala at the site. About 200 people had damaged a gate at Tamil Nadu Electricity Board facility yesterday, while certain "lumpen elements" went to the dam today from Vallakadavu (Kerala) with a JCB (excavator) and some equipment today with the intention of discharging water and wanting to damage the dam, she said. "As I have pointed out earlier, the orchestrated campaign of fear mongering carried on by Kerala government has led to this situation wherein the very security and safety of the Dam is being deliberately threatened."