Tight security for Sai Baba after

LTTE threat


From: Times of India

Date: Sunday, August 05, 2001

BANGALORE: Security has been tightened at the Brindavan Ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Whitefield near here following a reported threat to his life by the LTTE, the police said.

Police said the measure had been taken in the wake of Andhra Pradesh police alerting their counterparts in Karnataka to scale up security following intelligence reports.

Sai Baba, who is revered by lakhs of devotees across the world, regularly comes down to Brindavan from his abode Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh.

A top police official here on Sunday said the ashram office at Whitefield in Bangalore rural district had also received a telephone call holding out threat to the life of Sai Baba.

Recent media reports said the Tamil Tigers were angry with Sai Baba, who was visited by a few Sri Lankan ministers, his devotees. The reports had attributed the Tigers' anger to the Sai Baba not condemning violence against minority Tamils by security forces in the island nation.

( PTI )