Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living Foundation on Wednesday expressed indignation at Home Minister P Chidambaram making light of the attack on the spiritual teacher three days earlier.
The foundation said the home minister’s statement was “hasty and damaging”.
Chidambaram had said he had received reports from the Karnataka government that an internal brawl at the hermitage led to the shooting and Sri Sri may not have been the target.
Hermitage Administrator Narendra Lamba said one could not jump to a conclusion about the alleged rift before the probe was over.
“Such a statement from a person (Chidambaram) holding such a responsible position is unwarranted,” he said.
Karnataka DGP Ajai Kumar Singh had said the shooting was not an attempt on Sri Sri's life.
The hermitage said Chidambaram was influenced by the police’s assumptions that the firing took place after the guru had left.
Sri Sri was present at the spot, the hermitage said.