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Sinha escapes unhurt in attack on motorcade

Miscreants hurled stones on the External Affairs Minister's car at Silvwa Pahar in Hazaribagh.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Ranchi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2004 07:49 PM IST

External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday escaped unhurt when his car came under attack on the Hazaribagh-Bishnugarh road in Jharkhand.

Miscreants hurled stones on his car at Silvwa Pahar. However, Sinha escaped the attack but the window panes had been smashed.

This was the second attack on Sinha in two weeks. On the first occasion, suspected CPI supporters threw stones on his car during a poll campaigning in Hazaribagh.

Later Sinha told newsmen in Hazaribagh that the attackers were CPI activists.

Condemning the incident and saying that violence has no place in democracy, Sinha said "the way the CPI activists are capturing booths shows their frustration and losing the elections. Let the people judge who is disrupting the democratic process."

According to reports the incident occurred when Sinha's bodyguards asked the CPI activists not to capture a booth near Silvar Pahar.

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