The Pune Police have intercepted an internal communication of the Maoists which talks about the ultras planning to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the manner of a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’.
The letter was allegedly found in the house of one of the five persons arrested for “links” with the banned CPI (Maoist), the Pune Police told the court on Thursday.
A day earlier, the police arrested Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra Gadling, activists Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen and Rona Wilson from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi respectively in connection with ‘Elgar Parishad’ held here in December and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence in the district, according to PTI.
All five were produced before the sessions court which remanded them in police custody till June 14. The lawyers of the accused said the documents cited by the prosecution were fabricated and the accused had been framed.
The letter found in Rona Wilson’s house in Delhi refers to the requirement of Rs 8 crore to procure M-4 rifle and four lakh rounds, and also mentions”another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident”