May 28, 2012:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the Centre to advise Kerala not to prevent Tamil Nadu officials from closing the drilled holes on the Mullaiperiyar dam.
In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, copies of which were released to the media, she said that her government would deploy its own police force, if the Centre did not deploy Central forces at the dam site.
Jayalalithaa said Tamil Nadu's earlier request made in the form of letters and Memorandums, seeking to deploy Central Industrial Security Force to safeguard the Dam, was not
yet acceded to by the Centre.
She said Kerala was preventing officials of the Tamil Nadu from closing the vertical holes drilled by the Empowered Committee constituted by the Supreme Court to assess the structural stability of the dam.
"If the Kerala Government persists with this recalcitrant attitude and if the Union Government does not respond
to my request for the deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force, the Tamil Nadu Government will have
no option but to deploy its own Police Force to guard the Mullai Periyar Dam in the area leased out to Tamil Nadu",