Gurugram bus attack: Police arrests Karni Sena president, 44 other miscreants

As on Saturday, a total of eight cases had been registered and SIT has also been formed to probe the cases where a school bus was attacked and another bus was torched. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 28, 2018, 03.47 PM (IST)

The Gurugram Police said on Sunday that a total of 45 miscreants had been arrested including Rewari Karni Sena president Harinder for their involvement in the bus attack on Wednesday following the release of the movie 'Padmaavat.' 

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The officials also informed that maximum efforts are being made to identify and nab the remaining miscreants involved in the incident.

As of Saturday, a total of eight cases had been registered and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has also been formed to probe the cases where a school bus was attacked and another bus was torched.

Gurugram Karni Sena chief Thakur Kushalpal was detained by the Haryana police on Saturday - a day after arresting Karni Sena national secretary Surajpal Amu from his residence in the posh DLF area - in connection with the incidents of violence during the release of the movie "Padmaavat".

Around 20-25 students of a leading Gurugram school had a narrow escape when a frenzied mob protesting the release of Bollywood film "Padmaavat" attacked their bus.

The GD Goenka World School students were on their way home when a group of around 60 protesters, believed to be members of a fringe group, attacked the bus with bamboo sticks asking the driver to stop the vehicle.

The Gurugram Police have clarified that no Muslim boy was detained in relation to the recent acts of vandalism on a Haryana Roadways bus and a School bus in Gurugram.