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Cops planning ‘encounter’ against me: Pushpa’s aide

‘Rocket’ Raja, a key aide of MP Sasikala Pushpa, in a video has claimed that the police are trying to kill him in an encounter.

Cops planning ‘encounter’ against me: Pushpa’s aide
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Snapshot of Rocket Raja from the video

Madurai

Rocket Raja along with Hari Nadar, both key associates of Sasikala Pushpa, were protecting her. But, recently in a case in which the house of a woman lawyer was attacked Hari Nadar and Rocket Raja were booked. While Hari Nadar was booked under the Goondas Act, Raja absconded.  

On Monday night, a video was circulated in social media in which Rocket Raja had made scathing allegations against the police department. In the video, ‘Rocket’ Raja said that the police had surrounded him only with the intention of killing him in an encounter. 

“Police have also sent their men to persuade me to surrender. These men have confirmed that I would be killed even if I surrender,” he said. He blamed the  Tirunelveli SP, Arun Sakthi Kumar, for chalking out a plan to urder him.  

“The police have all wrong information about me. This may be my final statement. I should be arrested only legally,” said Rocket Raja in the video. He said that he would hold the Tirunelveli police responsible in case of any untoward incident.  

When asked about the video, Arun Sakthi Kumar said there were no plans of any encounter. Since, some of Rocket Raja’s associates were arrested in Kerala and Tirunelveli (5 of them), he is under the impression that he would be arrested next, explained the SP. 

“Rocket Raja is still absconding and we are yet to trace his whereabouts. Under such circumstances, it is wrong on his part to say that the police have surrounded him. But, if we find him, we will arrest and produce him in court,” said Arun Sakthi Kumar. 

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