I.V.R. or Inaganti Venkata Rao is chairman of Monica Broadcasting that owns Maha News channel. He is a journalist and political analyst. IVR has explained about the arrest of Maoist sympathiser and Virasam leader, Varavara Rao and several other writers and journalists across the country, in connection with a plot to murder Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. The sections under which Varavara Rao has been arrested are very serious and he could even be given life sentence, IVR said. Such an incident has never happened in the past two decades, he said.