Punjab: Shoe thrown at Parkash Singh Badal at rally

CM was learnt to be leaving the village after addressing a group of people when the incident happened.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: January 11, 2017 7:03 pm
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A man hurled a shoe towards Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday in Ratta Khera village in Lambi Assembly constituency where Badal was campaigning for February 4 polls. Police identified the man who hurled the shoe from a distance of about 12 feet as Gurbachan Singh. Muktsar SSP Dhruman Nimbale said Gurbachan was the real brother of “Sarbat Khalsa” appointed parallel “jathedar” of Takht Kesgarh Sahib Amrik Singh Ajnala.

The man was taken into custody and a case under sections 355 ( Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation), 353  (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and under section 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) is being registered by the police, Nimbale said. The incident happened at about 1 pm.

Some reports said the spectacles CM was wearing broke as the shoe hit him. Nimbale however said “CM is fit and fine. Had anything of that sorts happened, CM would have sustained some injury. He is continuing with his tour in the constituency. The shoe hit him on part of his turban even as a security personnel tried to protect CM from getting hit.”

CM was learnt to be leaving the village after addressing a group of people when the incident happened. Reports said Gurbachan was angry over incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and alleged inaction by State government.

“Gurbachan said that he was angry over sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and government inaction,” Nimbale said, adding that the man claimed he was 39 year old. “But, he looks to be nearly 45-year-old,” SSP added.

Ratta Khera is the native village of Amrik Singh Ajnala. “Gurbachan Singh also lived in Ratta Khera village earlier, but had now shifted to Jhurar Khera village,” said a police official.

A police official said, it was a “Punjabi jutti” (a style of shoe generally worn in villagers) and thrown from a distance of 12 feet.

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    Rakesh Kochhar
    Jan 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm
    Why hurt an old man ; show him the door at elections . Banish their party for 100 years for ruining Punjab .
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      Ravjot Singh
      Jan 11, 2017 at 11:46 am
      Good keep it uo
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        Amit Dhorajiwalla
        Jan 11, 2017 at 1:44 pm
        What a brave sikh guy who threw a shoe at Badal while traitors like Capitaan of girls Hockey team wanders freely after belonging to a party that killed over 3000 Sikhs.
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          Jan 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm
          Next time make it sure you bring cow dung
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            ASHOK KUMAR
            Jan 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm
            The man who threw shoe at Badal might be a blind man and have thought , he was listening to Modi.
            1. H
              Jan 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm
              Bhartiya Danga Party's partner Dangai badal got shoe thrown a, yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head, after taking all their money and disposing of his own money. That's how he roll, so gangsta. PM Modi then wants to jump to a podium and do name calling and mudslinging. Yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, he want to do this with his signature bizzare hand gestures. Biggest name calla and biggest mud slinga. He then wants to seize all black money, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, he wants to do this by short cut of demonetisation. Biggest hoax pulla. PM Modi then wants to pour cow mutra down people's throat and apply cow gober on people's face for best shade results. He then wants people to buy patanjali product only using digital transaction, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head.
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                rak g
                Jan 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm
                nelson mandela was welcomed by people of punjab? great
                1. T
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm
                  Great job done by Sikh fellow throwing shoes at leader of Mafia. Badal family has damaged Punjab more than anyone else. The w Badal family has looted Punjab.
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