Letter mentions Maoists required ₹8 crore to buy weapons: Maharashtra Police

According to Maharashtra Police, the letter which has been discovered, talks about training JNU students in operating weapons

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After the arrest of five activists for their alleged connection with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maharashtra Police informed that Naxalites had conspired to overthrow Indian Government by disrupting law and order.

In a press conference on August 31, Maharashtra Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Param Bir Singh said that the documents and letters seized from the arrested accused mention the requirement of ₹8 crore for grenades to end “Modi Raj”. 

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During the press conference, Singh told the media that the raids carried out until now have been recorded and all the documents seized are being examined. Along with this, the police is searching for underground Maoists’ cadres too. Earlier on August 28, the police arrested Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferreira, and Vernon Gonsalves in connection with their links with Naxalites.

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Sing also informed that Maoists wanted to get weapons and ammunition from Nepal such as four lakh cartridges and four grenade launchers. For this, ₹8 crore rupees were being arranged. Along with this, Maharashtra police informed, they have found a catalogue for Russian and Chinese weapons. Not only this, a letter has been found which mentions providing weapon training to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students.

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