2 MP men arrested for death threat to Rahul Gandhi

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | Updated: 25 November, 2022 3:28 pm IST
Notably, Rahul’s father Rajiv Gandhi and his grandmother Indira were assassinated when they were serving as the prime minister.
Notably, Rahul’s father Rajiv Gandhi and his grandmother Indira were assassinated when they were serving as the prime minister.

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly giving death threats to senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a letter sent to a sweet shop in Indore.

Narendra Singh of UP’s Rae Bareli and Aish Singh, a resident of Betul in Madhya Pradesh were arrested from Nagda area of Indore on Thursday.

Last week, a letter threatening to kill Gandhi and former state chief minister Kamal Nath in a bomb blast was found at a sweet shop in Juni area of the district. The letter threatened to eliminate the former Congress president during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Indore.

Notably, Rahul’s father Rajiv Gandhi and his grandmother Indira were assassinated when they were serving as the prime minister.

In view of the seriousness of the matter, the police swung into action and launched an investigation that pointed to the role of three men behind the threat.

While two were arrested from a dhaba on Thursday, one accused is still on the run.

The police said that accused Narendra had sent the letter to Gujarati Sweets, threatening to avenge the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He said to be unemployed and homeless and a survivor of the riots.

MLA from Ratlam, Chetan Kashyap was also mentioned as the sender and was signed by a person named Jhan Singh. However, the police said it was meant to mislead officials.

According to DCP, Indore (Zone-4) RK Singh, “A case was registered against the accused on the complaint of shopkeeper Ajay Jain. 10 police teams conducted searches in 15 cities including Indore, Ujjain, Nagda, and Ratlam, but Narendra was not found. On Wednesday, the jawans saw and caught him at a dhaba.”

“He said that his family is a former Congress supporter. Narendra Singh was also present at Khalsa Chowk where protests were held against Kamal Nath. He has threatened an MLA in the past as well,” the officer added.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Burhanpur in Indore on Wednesday morning.

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