The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, August 27, 2000

After killing 2000 elephants and murdering 119 people, this dreaded brigand is now
Holding the State to Ransom
By M.G.Devasahayam

VeerappanAT a time when l’affaire Rajkumar vs Veerappan is getting more and more complicated with cacophonies and cassettes floating all over the place, in comes a thunderbolt from Jayalalitha, the beleaguered former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, calling for the "deployment of commando forces to shoot down the abductor, Veerappan, and free the actor". Jayalalitha is fond of issuing statements and what she says normally is usually taken with several pinches of salt. 

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