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Stoning of Shatabdi Express; three teenaged boys detained

india Updated: Sep 17, 2009 14:40 IST

Three teenaged boys have been detained by police in connection with the stoning of the Shatabdi express in which Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was travelling on Tuesday night.

We have detained three teenagers aged 14, 16 and 19 on suspicion and we are questioning them," Rohtak Range IGP, V Kamraj told PTI on Thursday.

The trio hail from the area in the district where the stoning incident took place.

"Their questioning is going on and let's see if it corroborates with our investigation in the case so far," he said.

Window panes of six coaches of the Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express carrying 39-year-old Gandhi, who had boarded at Ludhiana, were damaged in the stoning, including the one in which the Congress leader was travelling. However, no one was hurt.

The Government Railway Police, Panipat had registered a case under section 152 (damaging railway property) of the Indian Railways Act against unidentified persons.

Broken glass pieces and some stones found in the train have already been sent for forensic examination to the Forensic Laboratory at Madhuban in Karnal district.