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Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra: 17 arrested for stone pelting

Senior police officers said that 15 people have been arrested from Pipar area in Jodhpur. Of them, 10 were produced in a court and sent to judicial custody. Interrogation with five others is still going on. Two others have been arrested from Osian. They are also being quizzed. The police have launched a search for others also.

| Updated:
August 27, 2018 9:58 am
Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra

Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra

Jaipur: Jodhpur police has arrested 17 people in connection with stone pelting at the cavalcade of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje during her Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra in Jodhpur division two days ago. The cops have made these arrests after identifying the attackers from video footages of the incident.

Senior police officers said that 15 people have been arrested from Pipar area in Jodhpur. Of them, 10 were produced in a court and sent to judicial custody. Interrogation with five others is still going on. Two others have been arrested from Osian. They are also being quizzed. The police have launched a search for others also.

The Rajasthan BJP alleged that people were shouting slogans in favour of Congress and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot when the miscreants were hurling stones at the cavalcade.

“The Congress has stooped down to such a level that it is asking its workers to hurl stones. The Opposition has many democratic ways to highlight their issues, but the Congress knows that its days are over, so that they have stooped down to this out of desperation,” said BJP state president Madan Lal Saini.

Congress state chief Rajesh Pilot however refuted these allegations and said that the incident was the result of the desperation among people.

“When chief minister took out Suraj Sankalp Yatra before elections, she made big promises and sold dreams, but none of these promises were fulfilled. People in the state are disappointed and angry over this. I agree that people should protest within the boundaries of dignity and should keep in mind the tradition of Rajasthan when protesting. There is no place for violence in politics,” said Pilot.

First published: August 27, 2018
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