Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday was at a political rally in Bathinda, when a shoe was hurled at him which hit his turban after hitting a security personal. The incident took place at Badal’s home constituency Lambi.
Within hours, Punjab Police identified the person that hurled a shoe at Punjab CM. It has been identified as a brother of a radical Sikh leader Amrik Singh Ajnala, who is 4-year-old Gurbachan Singh.
Police said that the 40-year-old accused allegedly hurled the shoe towards Badal, which first hit security personnel and then touched 89-year-old Badal’s turban.
“A man identified as Gurbachan Singh, a relative of a e, hurled a shoe at Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal,” Muktsar SSP Dhruman H Nimbale said today.
A security official guarding Badal tried to stop the hurled shoe with his hand, Nimble said, he added, “After hitting the security personnel, the shoe then touched the turban of CM.” However, there was no injury to Badal in this incident.
Badal came to village Ratta Khera for a public meeting during his election campaign and this incident occurred.
“CM was just getting up after completing his address when a shoe was hurled by Gurbachan towards CM,” Nimble said.
“He appeared to be upset over the sacrilege incidents which took place in Punjab,” said SSP he also stated that the accused had been nabbed now, and a case will be registered against him.
A few days back, a group of people threw stones at the cavalcade of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at Kandhwala Hazir Khan village in his constituency, Jalalabad in Fazilka district, leaving four Akali supporters injured.