CM Devendra Fadnavis and his family receives a death threat

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ life is in danger, State Home Ministry has claimed. As per sources, two letters from Maoist organisation threatening Maharashtra CM and his family members have been received. Security around the CM has since been tightened.

Both the letters mentioned the gunning down of several Maoists in Gadchiroli. In April, sixteen Naxals were killed in an encounter with police commandos and CRPF personnel in Gadchiroli district in east Maharashtra. The death threat mentioned how they will take avenge the CM, his family and everyone involved in the encounter. The police are investigating the matter.

The encounter broke out at Kasansur forest in Bhamragad between the ultras and a joint team of security forces comprising C60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, and personnel of the 9th Battalion of the CRPF, around 10 am. It lasted for 90 minutes, DIG (Gadchiroli) Ankush Shinde had said earlier.

While senior police officers said the death of top cadres in the gun battle is a possibility, Gadchiroli Police, in a press release, said the deceased included some high-ranking ultras.

The State Home Ministry is investigating the whereabouts of the letter.

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