When the news of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest spread across the country last night, some miscreants pelted stones on the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses at around 11.30 pm in Tamil Nadu.

A group of vandals chased the KSRTC bus (KA 40 F 9211), stopped it and pelted stones at it. The bus was coming from Kallakurichi to Bengaluru. The vehicle’s glasses and the windshields are completely broken. The miscreants escaped from the spot when the commuters raised an alarm. The driver and the conductor said that only the vehicle suffered damage and no passenger was hurt in the incident.    

Due to this, the Karnataka Police have announced a high alert across the border areas of Tamil Nadu and in Bengaluru. Two KSRP battalions have been deputed near the Attibele border where previously tensions were high when the Cauvery dispute had broken.  

Now all the busses and trains between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been stopped since last night. The police have given special protection to the residence of DMK MP Kanimozhi, daughter of M Karunanidhi. Apart from that the Karnataka police have deputed additional KSRP battalions to all the sensitive places like Hosur Road, Kalasipalya, Srirampuram, Halasur, Indiranagar, Okalipuram and other areas where Tamilians are known to reside.

 

Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tweeted his concern over Jayalalithaa’s health: “Upsetting news about Tamil Nadu CM J.Jayalalitha suffering a cardiac arrest. Prayers for her speedy recovery”

 

State police have also issued a warning that people should not spread rumours and disturb peace. Anyone found indulging in anti-social activities will be punished in accordance with the law.