Glass bottles hurled at Congress workers in Amritsar, 3 injured

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2016 12:09 IST
Police recording the statements of Congress workers who attended an event where glass bottles were hurled by unidentified people in Amritsar on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Three Congress sympathisers were injured after unidentified people hurled glass bottles at a rally organised by the party councillor Gurinder Rishi, here late Sunday evening.

There was commotion at the rally venue in the Hathi Gate area when unidentified people started throwing glass bottles at those attending the event. Those injured have been identified as Harbhajan Singh, Lakhbir Singh and Pawan Kumar. The injured were rushed to a nearby private hospital.

The injured, Pawan Kumar and Lakhbir Singh. (HT Photo)

The accused ran away from the spot. There was panic in the area as glass pieces were scattered all over the road.

Event organiser Rishi, who is a councillor from ward 24, said, “This attack is the handiwork of my political opponents. We will approach the police so that the culprits are identified. We were doing party’s ‘Jago Punjab’ programme. This won’t deter us and we will continue to do what our party wants us to do.”

“I was speaking against BJP leaders; even they can be behind the attack. It’s police’s job to find out who they were,” he said.

Police reached the spot and recorded statements of Congress workers. Police were scanning the video footage to identify the attackers.

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