Viplava Rachayithula Sangham (Virasam) leader, Varavara Rao has been arrested by Pune police, in context of plot to assassinate Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. The police, who had swooped in on his house at Gandhinagar in Hyderabad this morning, conducted raids. They conducted raids on the houses of two of his three daughters as well as on seven other leaders of the Left Parties. Hundreds of activists of the Human Rights organisations landed at his house and began protests against the raids and arrest. It is a part of conspiracy by the State and Centre, they said.