Gurugram school bus attack: Karni Sena leader detained, SIT formed to probe role

Police on Saturday detained Gurugram Karni Sena leader Thakur Kushalpal in connection with incidents of violence in the city.

Gurugram school bus attack: Karni Sena leader detained, SIT formed to probe role

NEW DELHI: Police on Saturday detained Gurugram Karni Sena leader Thakur Kushalpal in connection with incidents of violence in the city.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed under the supervision of DCP South Ashok Bakshi to probe the incident of attack on a school bus in Gurugram.

On Wednesday, protesters in Gurugram's Sohna torched a bus and pelted stones in protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat'.

Another bus that was reportedly carrying students of GD Goenka World School was attacked by the Vandals. Teachers and staff were also travelling on the bus. The violent mob protesting against Padmaavat threw stones at their school bus.

"Issued directions to field units, Additional police forces has been sent out with direction that law and order shall be maintained throughout the state. Maximum possible preventive arrangements will remain in place for tomorrow," Mohd Akil, ADGP Law & Order, Haryana had said.

The school bus was reportedly behind the state-run bus that was set on fire in the afternoon.

Clubs and bars in Gurugram had decided to remain shut from 7 pm on Wednesday till further order in the light of protests against the film. Meanwhile, security forces were also deployed outside INOX Gurgaon Dreamz.

"Law and Order situation is under control. At some places people tried to take law in their hands, situation has been controlled promptly and action has been initiated against the hooligans," Akil had added.

On Tuesday, Gurugram's District Magistrate had announced that Section 144 would be in place within a 200-meter radius around film halls till January 28. The imposition of Section 144 prohibits the presence of persons carrying firearms and others articles capable of causing injury, raising slogans and exhibiting placards.

Violent protests have been reported from several parts of Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP and Uttar Pradesh.

Section 144 was also imposed in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Budh Nagar, a day earlier, which includes Noida and the order will continue to be in effect for the next two months.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had allowed a country-wide release of the controversial movie on January 25. Despite the apex court's decision, several organisations are protesting against the release and have warned exhibitors of "serious consequences" if they screen the film.

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