Mumbai, Jun 1: : Maharashtra police had information about the terrorist plan to attack RSS headquarters at Nagpur more than seven months ago, State Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil said in Mumbai on Thursday.
Security of the premises had been beefed up while the RSS functionaries had been informed then about the possible attack, Patil told reporters.
He said that the decision of the government to set up an Anti-Terrorism Squad office at Nagpur was in the wake of the reports about terrorist activities there.
The Deputy Chief Minister announced a reward of Rs ten lac on behalf of the Maharashtra government to Nagpur police for foiling the terrorists attempt to attack RSS headquarters.
Patil informed that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had also announced a reward of Rs 10 lac to Nagpur police for their job.
Patil said that police had collected vital clues that link the Nanded blast held some months ago, with the Parbhani blast earlier this year. He said the possibility of Hindu extremist being responsible for the two blasts could not be ruled out.