Bengaluru: Former chief minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy, actor Prakash Raj and 15 other famous personalities received an anonymous letter on January 24.

The letter reportedly mentioned that they would be assassinated on January 29. It also termed them as 'traitors'.

The letter mentions the name of Nijagunananda Swamy, former Bajrang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar, actor Chetan Kumar, BT Lalita Nayak, Mahesh Chandra Guru, Prof Bhagwan, former media adviser to the chief minister Dinesh Ameen Mattu, journalist Agni Sridhar and Brinda Karat.

Commenting on the death threat, Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai said that HD Kumaraswamy will be provided additional security and investigation will take place.

"I have asked for an inquiry into the matter. The security, which was given to BS Yediyurappa when he was the former chief minister of the state, the same level of security is being given to HD Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah, which is a Z category security," said Bommai.
 
"If needed then I will ask the police officials of the state to give more security to Kumaraswamy. I will make sure that he is provided with full security so that his movement is not hindered," he added.