Kerala priest arrested for death threat against Indian President
Jayaraman, a temple priest in Kerala, was arrested for making a death threat against president Ram Nath Kovind who is on a three-day visit to the state.
He had informed the police control room that the president would be killed, reports ANI.
Kerala: Jayaraman, a priest of Chirakkal Bhagavathi temple, Thrissur has been arrested after he had informed the police control room that President Ramnath Kovind would be killed.- ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2018
Kovind arrived in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday on a three-day visit to the state. The president will inaugurate the 'Festival of Democracy' to mark the conclusion of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
Official sources said Governor P Sathasivan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan and Opposition leader in the state assembly Ramesh Chennithala would also attend the function to be held at the Legislature complex in Thiruvananthapuram.
The function would be followed by a two-day National Legislators Conference on 'Challenges in the Empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Independent India.'
On August 7, the President will inaugurate the centenary celebrations of St Thomas College, Thrissur, before returning to Delhi, the sources said.
The president's itinerary also includes offering prayers at the Sree Krishna temple in Guruvayoor on Wednesday, they added.
(With inputs from PTI)