Pune, June 8 :The Pune Police revealed that they have allegedly seized an email that suggested plans to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in “another Rajiv Gandhi type incident” by “targeting his roadshows”.
Pune police began probing the chilling email in which some activists have “proposed concrete steps to end Modi-raj”.The sensation letter was recovered from the residence of one of the five persons, who were arrested on Wednesday for “links” with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Pune Police intercepts internal communication of Maoists planning a 'Rajiv Gandhi type' assassination of Prime Minister Modi. pic.twitter.com/o2rt2al4aj
— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
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“We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident. It sounds suicidal and there is a good chance that we might fail but we feel that the party PB/CC must deliberate over our proposal,” says the letter.
The letter also charts out a plan to target PM Modi’s roadshows as it says, “targeting his road shows could be an effective strategy.”
” Modi has successfully established BJP government in more than 15 states, that if this pace continues, then it would mean immense trouble for the Maoist party on all fronts, We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi incident. It sounds suicidal and there is a chance that we might fail but the party must deliberate on our proposal… that targeting his roadshows could be an effective strategy”, email mentioned.
Police sought custody of the five arrested persons, including a Dalit rights activist, a professor and a former Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow, for alleged Maoist links, who have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar informed the court about the information gathered from the material seized from those picked up.