Yash-starrer ‘KGF: Chapter 1’ is scheduled to be broadcast on television at 7 pm on March 30.

Will bomb office if power cut when KGF is on TV Ktaka electricity office gets threat
news Threat Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 17:19

A MESCOM (Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited) office in Shivamogga’s Bhadravati received a letter threatening to burn down and bomb the office if power was cut during the television premiere of the Yash-starrer KGF: Chapter 1. The movie is scheduled to be broadcast on television at 7 pm on March 30.

The letter addressed to the executive engineer of the MESCOM office in Bhadravathi was sent anonymously. The letter, which police believe was written by a self-proclaimed Yash fan, warned officials that if there was a power cut during the premiere of KGF: Chapter 1, then they would burn down the MESCOM office.

"If you cut power on March 30 during the airing of KGF film, you will not be there and your office will also not be there. We will burn it down," states the letter.

The letter also asked the officials not to 'yield to political pressure' from Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and cut power and if so, a bomb will be set off in the office premises. "If you yield to pressure from HD Kumaraswamy and cut the power, we will prepare a bomb for your office," adds the letter.

Bhadravati police have registered a case against unknown persons and have stated that they will be providing security to the MESCOM office.   

KGF: Chapter 1 was released in December 2018 in five languages – Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Yash is a very popular Kannada actor and was recently seen campaigning with Sumalatha Ambareesh, an independent candidate from the Mandya constituency in the Lok Sabha elections, who will be going up against HD Kumaraswamy’s son.

Sumalatha has been embroiled in an intense political campaign against Nikhil Kumaraswamy. Yash and Darshan, who were seen campaigning for Sumalatha, were previously warned by JD(S) MLA Narayana Gowda that they will face consequences for their action of supporting her and campaigning against HD Kumaraswamy’s son.

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