Arrested activists exchanged letter planning a “Rajiv Gandhi-like” incident: Maharastra Police

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra police today said there was “conclusive proof” to link the arrested activists to Maoists, and letters seized from their possession spoke of planning a “Rajiv Gandhi-like” incident.

An email letter, between Rona Wilson and a CPI-Maoist leader speaks of ending “Modi-raj” with a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’, Maharashtra police additional director general (law and order) Parambir Singh said.

Five activists — lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves — had been arrested this week. But the police has not been able to question them after the Supreme Court stopped Pune police from taking their custody and placed them under house arrest.

Police has seized “thousands of letters” exchanged between the overground and the underground of Maoists, the police officer said.

Some of the letters exchanged between the arrested activists spoke of planning “some big action” which would attract attention, Singh said.

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