The Pune Police have intercepted an internal communication of the Maoists which reveals their plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ultrasound were planning to carry out the attack on Modi in a 'Rajiv Gandhi-type incident'.
The Pune cops found a letter allegedly in the house of one of the five persons arrested for "links" with the banned CPI (Maoist). Recently, the police arrested Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra Gadling, activists Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen and Rona Wilson from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi respectively in connection with the 'Elgar Parishad' held here in December and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence.
All the arrested activists were produced before the sessions court and their lawyers accused that the letter allegedly found in Rona Wilson's house in Delhi was fabricated and fake. The letter mentions the requirement of Rs 8 crore to procure an M-4 rifle and 4 lakh rounds, and also states "another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident".
"We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident. It sounds suicidal and there is a good chance we might fail but we feel the party must deliberate over our proposal. Targeting his road shows could be an effective strategy," the letter allegedly mentioned.
However, political parties are divided over the letter's authenticity. Sanjay Nirupam of the Congress said that the letter may have been planted by the police under BJP's pressure. On the other hand, CPM leader Sitharam Yechuri is yet to comment about the issue.