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NIA raids residence of Varavara Rao’s son-in-law and ‘Veekshanam’ editor N Venugopal

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NIA raids residence of Varavara Rao’s son-in-law and ‘Veekshanam’ editor N Venugopal

The senior journalist also added that he had penned down some essays pertaining to the threatening letters that were sent by the now-deceased gangster Nayeemuddin to several individuals in 2013. These materials, along with his phone, were also taken by the NIA during the search.

It can be recalled that Sanjay Deepak Rao was arrested in September 2023 by the Telangana police when he was taking shelter at a film editor’s residence in Kukatpally. His wife Muruvupalli Raji too was simultaneously held by Andhra Pradesh police. Former DGP Anjani Kumar had stated that the duo were wanted by the NIA.

The full details of the NIA raids are yet to be known. They are yet to release an official statement.

Varavara Rao, a revolutionary writer, poet, and activist, was arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in 2018 claiming his involvement in the Maoist plot to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was granted permanent bail in August 2022. Rao and many other Left-leaning activists were booked in connection with alleged provocative speeches delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017.

The Pune police claimed the conclave was backed by Maoists, and the speeches made there triggered violence near the Koregaon-Bhima war memorial in Pune district the next day. The NIA later took over the probe into the case.