Gujarat Police 'Tracking Down' 3 Persons Over Attack On Rahul Gandhi's Car

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| August 6 , 2017 , 19:09 IST

After arresting an office-bearer of the BJP's youth wing, Jayesh Darji, the Gujarat Police is now looking for three more persons allegedly involved in the attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's car in Banaskantha district.

The search expanded after the local members of Congress claimed that three persons namely Bhagwandas Patel, Mor Singh Rao and Mukesh Thakkar, all allegedly associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party, were identified by the locals.

Dhanera circle police inspector J N Khant said, "We are trying to track down three more persons, who are on the run. Their names came up during the investigation into the attack on Gandhi's vehicle."

A stone was thrown at Gandhi's on Friday when he was on a visit to the flood-hit areas.

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Darji and the three others have been booked under IPC sections relating to "voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty, causing hurt by act endangering life and mischief causing damage to property".

Gandhi had escaped unhurt in the attack in which the glass pane at the rear of his car was broken.

He had to cut short his address to a gathering in the Lal Chowk area of Dhanera in Banaskantha district as black flags were shown to him by some of those who turned up for the meeting.

The state government had claimed that Gandhi had not taken the bullet-proof vehicle provided to him and had instead, decided to travel in the car of a party worker. The incident has triggered sharp protests from the Congress.

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