New Delhi: Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao was arrested by the Maharashtra Police in Hyderabad on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his family members said.
The revolutionary writer was arrested after the police team searched his house and the homes of his family members and friends including a journalist.
Police in Pune had in June had allegedly recovered a letter mentioning a plan to assassinate PM Modi from the house of one of the five persons who were arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence.
The letter written by a person identified only as "R" reportedly mentions a plot to kill the PM on the lines of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The also referred to requirement of Rs 8 crore to purchase a M-4 rifle and 4 lakh rounds to execute the plot. The letter reportedly mentioned Varvara Rao's name.