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Rahul Gandhi’s life under threat, laser aimed 7 times at Congress president: Party writes to govt

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 April 2019, 16:02 IST

The Congress has alleged life of party president Rahul Gandhi is under threat. It also also alleged breach in Congress President's security in Uttar Pradesh during his visit to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday to file his nominations. Three Congress leader has written a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and has asked the centre to “probe and neutralize the threat, if any,” and ensure that the protocol relating the Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s security detail is strictly followed.

In the letter, the Congress party have said a green laser was pointed around 7 times at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s head when he was interacting with the media after filing his nominations from Amethi.


It was around this time that, the Congress said, “Gandhi was addressing media after filing nomination from Amethi, "a perusal of his interaction will reflect that a laser (green) was pointed at his head, intermittently on at least 7 separate occasions in a short period; including twice at his temple on the right side of the head”.

The party has also sent a video clip of his press conference to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with the joint letter signed by Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Singh Surjewala.

“A perusal of the video by various persons including former security personnel leads to a prima facie conclusion that this laser could emanate from a potential weapon such as a sniper gun,” the letter said.
“Rahul Gandhi being a high-risk target is especially vulnerable during the extensive electioneering in the ongoing 2019 elections,” the letter said.

First published: 11 April 2019, 16:02 IST
 
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