BJP man arrested for attack on Rahul after Cong gives cops his name

One person was arrested on Saturday 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.

By TT Bureau in Ahemdabad
  • Published 5.08.17
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Ahmedabad, Aug. 5 (PTI): One person was arrested on Saturday 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’s police chief Niraj Badgujar identified the accused as Jayesh Darji a.k.a Anil Rathod.

Congress leaders claimed that he was a local office-bearer of the Bharatiya Janata Party'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 told PTI.

“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 Friday’s attack.

“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,” said Prithviraj Kathwadia, a district leader of the Congress.

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

The twitter handle of the Congress, @INCIndia, put out this image, naming the alleged men behind the attack on Rahul Gandhi.

 

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