Congress Alleges Sniper Pointed At Rahul Gandhi, Later Found To Be AICC Photographer’s Phone
Congress Alleges Sniper Pointed At Rahul Gandhi, Later Found To Be AICC Photographer’s PhoneGreen laser pointed at Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Pic Via Twitter)

The Congress party on Thursday (11 April) alleged that a green laser possibly from a sniper rifle was pointed at Rahul Gandhi’s head during a media interaction in Amethi, Times of India has reported.

This allegation was made by the Congress in a reported letter written to the Home Ministry. This letter claimed that, “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”.

It claimed that the laser was pointed at Rahul Gandhi intermittently on seven different occasions and alleged that it could have been an act by a potential assassin.

The letter called it a “serious breach of security” and urged the Home Ministry to immediately investigate the matter and neutralise the threat, if any. It also urged the Home Ministry to ensure that a full sanitation of the area is carried out.

Incidentally, there has been a twist in the tale with the Director SPG clarifying that the green laser pointed at Rahul Gandhi was not from a sniper but was from a mobile phone of an All India Congress Committee (AICC) photographer.

The photographer was capturing a video footage of Rahul Gandhi.

The Home Ministry has also claimed that it has not yet received any letter from the Congress regarding the alleged breach of security.

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