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Bihar DyCM Sushil Modi’s convoy attacked, escapes unhurt

Modi’s security guards immediately took him to safety. Later, police were informed about the incident.

patna Updated: Aug 15, 2017 21:47 IST
Rajesh Kumar Thakur
Rajesh Kumar Thakur
Hindustan Times, Hajipur
Sushil Kumar Modi,Bihar,BJP
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi alleged that his car was attacked by RJD supporters out of political vendetta.(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)

Unidentified people pelted stones at Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi’s vehicle while he was on his way to a former MLA’s residence in Vaishali district late on Tuesday.

Modi escaped unhurt but his car was reported to be damaged in the stone pelting near Chaksikandar under the Bidupur police station limits. The attackers took advantage fled in the darkness.

Modi alleged that his car was attacked by RJD supporters out of political vendetta. He said windowpanes of four vehicles of his convoy were damaged and also appealed to his party workers to maintain calm.

According to BJP sources, the deputy chief minister was going to Kalapahar village to attend the ‘shradh’ (post-death ritual) function of the mother of former MLA, Achutanand Singh. When the convoy reached near Chaksikandar, attackers rained stones at it.

Modi’s security guards immediately took him to safety. Later, police were informed about the incident.

Vaishali SP Rakesh Kumar said the deputy CM had safely reached the house of Singh after the incident.

The SP claimed that adequate security was provided to Modi.

Soon after the stone-pelting, hundreds of Kalapahar villagers gathered at the spot, causing tension in the area.

Union minister and LJP chief, Ram Vilas Paswan, who is also Hajipur MP, condemned the incident and demanded stern action against the attackers.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 21:43 IST