Alleged Maoist letter talks about Rajiv-type incident to target PM Modi : Police

Pune, Jun 8 (PTI) A letter found in the house of a person arrested for alleged maoist “links” talks about the ultras’ mulling “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” and suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be targeted during his “road shows”, according to the police.

The letter, addressed to one Comrade Prakash by sender who identifies himself as ‘R’, talks about the requirement of Rs 8 crore to procure M-4 rifle and along with four lakh rounds of ammunition for the purpose.

The letter was recovered from the house of Rona Wilson who was among five people arrested arrested from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi in connection with ‘Elgar Parishad’ held here in December and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence in the district, the police said.

All the five were yesterday produced before the sessions court which remanded them in police custody till June 14.

The letter reads: “Defeating Hindu fascism has been our core agenda and a major concern for the party. Several leaders from secret cells as well as open organizations have raised this issue very strongly.

“Modi-led Hindu fascist regime is bulldozing its way into the lives of indigenous adivasis. In spite of big defeats like Bihar and West Bengal, Modi has successful established BJP government in more than 15 states.

“If this pace continues, then it would mean immense trouble for the party on all the fronts.

“Comrade Kisan and few other senior comrades have proposed concrete steps to end Modi-Raj. We are thinking along the line of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident.”

Rajiv Gandhi, former prime minister, was killed by a woman suicide bomber during a public event in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.

“It sounds suicidal and there is a great chance that we might fail but we feel that the party PB (polit bureau)/CC (central committee) must deliberate over our proposal,” the letter adds.

“Targeting his road shows could be an effective strategy.

We collectively believe that survival of the party is the supreme to all the sacrifices,” it adds.

Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar cited the letter while arguing in the court and seeking police custody of the five accused yesterday.

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