Police detain 3 teenagers for throwing stones at Rahul`s train

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 13:46

Gharaunda (Haryana): Three teenagers were detained on Thursday for allegedly throwing stones at a train in which Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was traveling on Tuesday evening, police said.

"Based on our investigation, today (Thursday) we have detained three teenagers from Gharaunda village for questioning. The railway guard had said that the miscreants were in the age group of 16-17 years. So we are focusing on youngsters in the neighbouring villages," Inspector General of Police (Rohtak) V Kamaraj said.

The official ruled out the possibility of political parties being involved in the incident.

"Not at all, there is no political party involved in it. However, our investigation is still under progress and very soon we will nab the accused," Kamraj said.

State police had launched a massive manhunt for a group of young men who allegedly threw stones at the Swarn Shatabdi Express in which Gandhi was travelling from Ludhiana to New Delhi. He took a train instead of the usual helicopter ride as part of austerity measures initiated by Congress leaders.

Though no one was injured in the train attack, three coaches, C-2, C-4 and C-7, were damaged.

One stone pierced the twin glass window of the Shatabdi Express and landed inside coach C-4. The glass panes of two other coaches suffered damages.

However, none of the stones hit the C-3 coach in which Rahul Gandhi was seated, near the window.

IANS



First Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 13:46

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