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Congress alleges ‘laser gun’ aimed at Rahul Gandhi during Amethi rally

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Congress leaders in a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh have alleged that a laser, probably from a sniper gun, was aimed at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s head during his visit to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to file his nomination this week.

Alleging breach in party president Rahul Gandhi’s security in Uttar Pradesh, three of the party members 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.

As per the reports, the Congress in its letter claimed that a green laser was pointed 7 times at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s head when he was interacting with the media after filing his nominations.

“It was around this time 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”.

Reportedly, the Congress also sent a video clip of his media interaction to Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with the joint letter signed by Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Singh Surjewala.

As the reports claims, the letter sent to Rajnath read,

“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. Even a possibility like this is a cause of serious alarm and concern pointing towards a breach in the security of Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi. 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.”

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Amethi Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. He is seeking a fourth parliamentary term in a region of Eastern Uttar Pradesh that he has represented since 2004.