Mumbai, Jun 8: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ life is at threat, State Home Ministry sources have claimed. As per sources, two letters from Maoist organisation threatening Maharashtra CM and his family members have been received. Also Read - Day After Fadnavis-Raut Meeting, Sharad Pawar Visits Maharashtra CM Uddhav | What Did They Discuss?
Both the letters have a mention of Gadchiroli encounters where several Maoists were gunned down. Meanwhile, the police are investigating the matter. Also Read - Maharashtra: 'No Political Talks', Raut, Fadnavis Dismiss Rumours About Sena And BJP Patch-up
In April, sixteen Naxals were killed in an encounter with police commandos and CRPF personnel in Gadchiroli district in east Maharashtra. Also Read - Bhiwandi Building Collapse: 14 More Bodies Recovered, Death Toll Shoots to 39
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 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.