Green Laser, Possibly From Sniper Gun, Pointed At Rahul Gandhi In Amethi: Congress
New Delhi: The Congress has alleged security breach during party president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to file his nominations this week.
In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, three senior Congress leaders have asked the centre to “probe and neutralize the threat, if any,” and ensure that the protocol relating the Congress president’s security detail is strictly followed.
In the letter, the Congress said a green laser, possibly from sniper gun, was pointed 7 times at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s head when he was interacting with the media after filing his nominations.
The grand old party also sent a video clip of Rahul Gandhi’s media interaction in Amethi to Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with the joint letter signed by Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh, and Randeep Singh Surjewala.
“All of us are deeply shocked and distressed at the possibility of the Congress president being targeted by a potential assassin. We urge you to immediately take note of this grave and unacceptable security threat as also the security lapse in the security of the Congress president. This is also an alarming lapse on part of the UP administration which is responsible for the peripheral security,” the leaders said.