Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is likely to get questioned by Pune Police in connection with a probe into activities of certain Maoist, which has earlier witnessed the arrest of some high-profile activists.
Digvijaya Singh’s cellphone number was reportedly mentioned in one of the letters the Pune police claimed to have seized from the arrested activists, a newspaper report claimed on Monday. As per the sources, the cellphone number was ascertained to be that of Digvijaya Singh, and he was likely to be questioned.
In the letter, dated September 25, 2017, one ‘Com Prakash’ purportedly tells one ‘Com Surendra’ that Congress leaders were “very much willing to assist” in their efforts to “intensify nationwide protests using students”. The letter allegedly mentions a cell phone number that ‘Com Surendra’ can contact “in this regard”. This is reportedly Singh’s cell phone number, the newspaper report further claimed.
According to Pune police, ‘Com Surendra’ is a reference to Surendra Gadling, a Nagpur-based lawyer who was arrested in June. ‘Com Prakash’ is one of the top CPI(Maoist) commanders, told police.