Rajnath Singh reviews PM Modi's security cover following Maoist assassination plot

12 June 2018, 01:20 AM
Rajnath Singh reviews PM Modi's security cover following Maoist assassination plot (File Photo)
Rajnath Singh reviews PM Modi's security cover following Maoist assassination plot (File Photo)

With Pune Police recovered a letter revealing a Maoist plot to assassinate Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a high-level meeting to review the prime minister's security arrangements.

The National Security Adviser, the home secretary and the director of the Intelligence Bureau were present at the meeting. Singh has asked them to strengthen PM Modi's security cover following the chilling details of a Maoist plan to assassinate Modi in a "Rajiv Gandhi type incident".

There are also reports of certain communications amongst individuals having links to Maoist organisations containing references to targeting PM Modi, the Maharashtra police informed the Home Ministry.

"We are always serious about the prime minister’s security. The Maoists are fighting a losing battle. They are now active only in 10 districts in the country," Singh was quoted during his two-day visit to terror-affected Jammu and Kashmir.

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Earlier on Thursday, Pune Police intercepted the internal communication of a Maoist group, who were cooking another 'Rajiv Gandhi type' assassination plot to execute Prime Minister Modi.

As per the letter found at activist Rona Wilson's house in Delhi, "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 successfully established BJP government in more than 15 states. If this pace continues, then it would mean immense trouble for the party on all fronts. Greater suppression of dissent and more brutal form of Mission 2016 (OGH)," the letter read.

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In 1991, Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth prime minister of India was killed in a suicide attack in Tamil Nadu. Gandhi was scheduled to address an election rally in Tamil Nadu's Sriperambudur on the same day.

First Published: Monday, June 11, 2018 10:35 PM
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