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One person held over attack on Rahul Gandhi

LiveMint logoLiveMint 05-08-2017 PTI

Ahmedabad: One person was on Saturday arrested for allegedly throwing a stone at the car of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Banaskantha district’s Dhanera town, when he was on a visit to the flood-hit areas of Gujarat.

Banaskantha superintendent of police Niraj Badgujar identified the accused as Jayesh Darji alias Anil Rathod. Congress leaders claimed that he was a local office bearer of the BJP’s youth outfit. “We have arrested one person named Jayesh Darji alias Anil Rathod for allegedly throwing a stone at the vehicle in which Gandhi was travelling,” Badgujar said. “We arrested Darji after his name was given by Congress members during the course of investigation,” Badgujar said.

The Congress claimed that Darji was a BJP worker and was behind incident on Friday. “Jayesh Darji is the secretary of Banaskantha district BJP Yuva Morcha. He is the man who threw the stone at Rahul Gandhi. We have also submitted names of three more persons who conspired along with Darji to throw the stone at Gandhi’s vehicle,” said district Congress general secretary Prithviraj Kathwadia.

Gandhi escaped unhurt after some unidentified persons threw a stone at the car in which he was travelling, breaking the glass pane of a rear window.

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