The already beleaguered family of pro-Maoist leader Varavara Rao’s family got another shock on Monday, when the National Investigation Agency has sent him notices. The notice has asked him to appear before the NIA court in Mumbai on September 9.
The notices were served in connection with the case pertaining to the conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Varavara Rao is accused of being part of the plot to murder Modi. He is also accused of inciting violence in the Bhima Koregaon incident. Varavara is already in the prison. His son-in-law Satyaranarayna, who is a professor in the English and Foreign Languages University (IFLU), has now been asked to appear before the NIA court.
The NIA raided the residence of Prof. Satyanarayana in 2018 in connection with this case. Satyanarayana has said that he has no links whatsoever with the Bhima Koregaon case and added that he was being victimised just because he is a relative of Varavara Rao. H e said the Varavara’s family is already worried about the health condition of Varavara. He said this is nothing but victimisation of the family for its political beliefs.