Thursday, June 04, 2009

Threat to BJP MLA in Kandhamal

Published by: Sudhir Kumar

Published: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 at 13:28 ISTF Prev Next LBhubaneshwar: Posters carrying threats against a BJP legislature and Bajarang Dal workers have been found in Kandhamal district, the police said.

Superintendent of police of Kandhmal S Praveen Kumar suspected that it might be handiwork of the Naxalites.

He said that poster carrying life threats to BJP MLA from Rakaria Manoj Pradhan and three activists of the Bajrang Dal were found on Wednesday.

Pradhan is lodged in G Udaigir jail for his involvement in last year's communal violence. The administration has tightened security around jail.

It is worth mentioning that Vishwa Hindu Parisdhad leader Swami Laxmanand Saraswati and his four associates were killed on August 23 last year. After his killing the region witnessed widespread violence in which 38 people were killed and around 38000 people had to escape from the region. Nearly 2,500 people are still living in the government relief camps.

While the police blamed the naxalites for the murders, some Hindu Sangathanas alleged Christians were behind the crime and launched attack against the community.

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