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Only one stone hit Kejriwal’s car, hard to nail attackers: police

punjab Updated: Mar 01, 2016 22:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Protesters attacking AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s car at Hasanpur village in Ludhiana on Monday.(HT Photo)

A day after the attack on the cavalcade of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal , the Ludhiana rural police have claimed that only one stone thrown by an unidentified person hit the windshield of the vehicle.

The police have scanned the CCTVs installed at the marriage palace. The police are also taking the help of the video clips of the attack that went viral on social networking sites.

Broken windshield of the car that was attacked when AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was in the front seat, at Hasanpur village in Ludhiana on Monday. (HT Photo)

The police in the FIR have mentioned that members of associations of Sikh riot victims and some Hindu organisations were protesting against Kejriwal outside the marriage palace, where a stone thrown by an unidentified person hit the windshield of the vehicle.

The police have recorded the statements of eyewitnesses and heads of organisations leading the protest. The Danga Peerit Welfare Society and Hindu organisations, who were protesting with black flags, claimed that the attackers were not from their groups.

Police said as there were hundreds of protestors from various groups, it was difficult to identify the attackers.

SAD MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali, whose name was dragged into the controversy, denied the attackers belonged to the SAD. Ayali said it might by the work of AAP leaders to gain publicity and people’s sympathy.

Meanwhile, the AAP asked state home minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to get the investigation done and arrest the culprits soon. In a statement issued on Tuesday, AAP leaders claimed that the video footage showed the attackers and police should arrest them immediately.

Ludhiana range DIG SK Kalia said they were on the job and would identify the attackers soon.