Fadnavis Responds to Death Threat Letters Allegedly From Maoists

The letters were received by the chief minister’s office a week ago, Maharashtra home ministry officials said.

Published08 Jun 2018, 02:39 PM IST
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has received two threat letters allegedly from Maoist organisations which were handed over to the police, sources in the state Home Department said on Friday, 8 June, reported PTI.

The letters were received by the chief minister's office a week ago, reported PTI quoting home ministry sources.

"The letters came after the recent anti-Naxal operations in Gadchiroli, in which 39 Maoists were killed. The letters have been handed over to the police for further investigations," the sources said.

According to the ministry sources, both letters mentioned the Gadchiroli encounters, and threatened Fadnavis and his family members, reported PTI.

Speaking to ANI, Fadnavis said Fadnavis said he trusts the police will take adequate action to protect his and his family’s lives.

Several facts surfaced in the letter. Police seized it and it will be presented before court. Probe is underway to find more links.
CM Devendra Fadnavis to ANI

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale condemned the threats, and said "Ambedkarites can never be Naxals and Naxals can never be Ambedkarites. I will speak to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis if there are any genuine Ambedkarites among those arrested.”

(With PTI inputs)

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