1 held for Rahul attack; Cong says 'BJP Yuva Morcha man'
The police on Saturday arrested a person for allegedly throwing a stone on the car of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Banaskantha district 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," informed Badgujar.
"We arrested Darji after his name was given by Congress members during the course of investigation," Badgujar added. "We will interrogate him about the incident. More names may come up as investigation progresses," he said.
The Congress claimed that Darji was belonged to BJP Yuva Morcha and he was behind Friday's incident. "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," claimed district Congress general secretary Prithviraj Kathwadia.
The police added Section 332 of the IPC (for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty) in the FIR registered in connection with the incident after confirming that an SPG jawan was hurt, Badgujar said.