PM Narendra Modi's Jharkhand rallies on Naxals-IM radar?

Heavy security is being put in place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two rallies in Jharkhand on Friday.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014, 20:41 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi's Jharkhand rallies on Naxals-IM radar?

New Delhi: Heavy security is being put in place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two rallies in Jharkhand on Friday.

PM Modi, who returned from a three-nation tour this morning, will fly to poll-bound Jharkhand tomorrow to take part in election campaign.

He is scheduled to hold rallies at Daltonganj and Chandwa in Palamu district.

However, a report of the Intelligence Bureau claims the Naxals in collusion with the outlawed Indian Mujahideen terror group may target the prime minister there.

The IB report says the Naxals and IM, in a joint operation, may target the PM at the rally grounds or on the roads leading up to the venues.

The extremists could plant mines on the corridor where the PM is expected to travel to reach rally venues.

It may be noted that Palamu is one of the most Naxal-infested districts of Jharkhand.