On Friday 31st August, the Maharashtra police said that they found “incriminating proof” against all the five arrested protesters during the raids on Tuesday that oblique at a conspiracy by Maoists to bring down the Narendra Modi government with a “Rajiv Gandhi-like incident”.
Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, and P Varavara Rao all five of them were arrested on Tuesday for their suspected links to banned out CPI Maoist.
At a press briefing on Friday, ADG Parambir Singh said, in an email letter between Rona Wilson and a CPI-Maoist leader spoke of the suspected assassination plot. Rona Jacob was arrested from Delhi in June because of her connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence in Maharashtra, in January this year.
ADG Parambir also said that the Pune police officers are able to track the confined communication between Rona Wilson and Surendra Gadling and are also able to track all the protected passwords which indicate a conspiracy by the Maoists to bring down the established government. He showed the letter to the media that spoke about ending “Modi raj” with a “Rajiv Gandhi-like” incident. In the letter they also mentioned about the requirement of 8 crores for the annual supply of grenade launcher with 4 lakh rounds, he added that police has found emails, letter and other documents related to Maoist.
In some other letters which were exchanged between the arrested protesters, they mentioned about the planning of some big action which would draw attention, Singh said.
The same incident happened in 2014 when Delhi University professor G N Saibaba was arrested on the basis of similar proofs, including letters, he said. On the arrests of protesters with suspected links to Maoists earlier this week, the police officer said, “police only stimulated taking action against these people when they were confident to clear the links between over ground activists and underground Maoists.”
“The proofs in our custody clearly establish their association with Maoists Information attained after capturing of such letters and other items which indicates the involvement of “overground” Maoist cadres in planning rebellious acts”, Singh said.
On Wednesday the Supreme Court declared that it would inspect the conflicts that arrest of five civil rights activists in link with Bhima Koregaon violence was a try at muzzling the voice of rebel.
These protestors will not be sent behind the bars for now but they will be arrested in their houses till the next hearing which is scheduled on 6th of September, said chief justice of India Deepak Mishra.