Close on the heels of Anna University Vice Chancellor Surappa writing a letter to centre seeking special status for the varsity, he has reportedly received a death threat. An Ananonymous letter addressed to him in the name of Veerappan had issued death threat to him following his demand for special status to the varsity. Police security has been tightened and enquiry is on to find out who shot the letter.
Surappa recently wrote a letter to the Union government about granting the IoE status to the University, a demand that has been pending before the UGC for a long time. The Tamil Nadu government had already sought clarifications from the UGC on the issues of funding and reservation. The UGC had, however, reportedly informed the Vice Chancellor that it needed to consult the State government on the issue.