In shocking news, Maoists planned India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assassination quite similar to that of Rajiv Gandh. According to an internal communication intercepted by Pune Police, Maoists already had planned to assasinate PM Modi like Rajiv Gandhi-like incident.
As per the message dated April 18, 2017, the message claims that the attack could be suicidal. “Targeting his road-shows could be an effective strategy,” the letter revealed.
The letter was seized and five people were put behind the bars on Wednesday for links with the banned CPI-Maoist – Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra Gadling, activists Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen and Rona Wilson. Reported by the police as the “top brass of the urban Maoists”, they were arrested in association with the Bhima-Koregaon caste violence in January.
The police confirmed to the news agency PTI that the letter was found from the home of Delhi-based activist Rona Wilson, who is a member of the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners.
The letter further mentioned about the need for Rs. 8 crore to acquire M-4 rifle and four lakh rounds, and also on the subject of “another Rajiv Gandhi incident”, public prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar told the court. “We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident. It sounds suicidal and there is a chance that we might fail but party must deliberate on our proposal,” the prosecutor quoted the letter as saying.
“It is a very serious matter. It is known that Naxals are under pressure. It is sinister and dangerous. Many of these elements tend to link up with mainstream parties,” said the BJP’s Nalin Kohli.
CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said,”Security agencies will do their work. The court is hearing. Let the court decide.” A copy of the letter that was released by ANI news agency, says, “Inspite of big defeats like Bihar and West Bengal, Modi has successfully established BJP governments in more than 15 states. If this pace continues then it would mean immense trouble for the party on all fronts. Col Kisan and a few other senior comrades have proposed concrete steps to end the Modi-era.”