I was a target of terrorists: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: Law and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he was one of the terrorists’ targets in the BJP rally in Patna which was addressed by Narendra Modi in which 6 people were killed in a blast in October last year.

“I want to share something very sensitive with you. Last year in my own state of Bihar, Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) then was the Chief Minister of Gujarat and holding a rally. Some terrorist tried to disrupt it,” Prasad said at a cyber security event organised by The Observer Research Foundation and industry body Ficci.

He recalled that a pen drive from a terrorist, who died while handling the bomb, was confiscated by police.

“The security division in my department showed it (pen drive) was in encrypted form, they decrypted it. I was amazed to find how many photographs they have stored which they proposed to target. Including four photographs of mine. I never knew I was so important,” Prasad said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a charge sheet against 10 people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali in the matter. PTI PRS VSC

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal