Gurugram Police on Friday clarified that no Muslim youth was arrested in connection to stone pelting on a school bus and torching of a state bus after a message stating that Muslim boys were behind the attack and not activists of Karni Sena made rounds on the social media.
The message that is making rounds in the social media read, “Gurgaon me school bus par pathrav me Karni Sena ke Sadam, Aamir, Nadim, Firoz aur Ashraf ko pakra gaya hai (Police have arrested Karni Sena activists Sadam, Aamir, Nadim, Firoz and Ashraf in connection to Gurgaon school bus attack.”
Gurugram Police on learning about the message on Twitter wrote, " It is to bring it to your kind notice that in regard of Padmaavat agitation, total seven cases have been registered in various police stations of distt Gurugram so far."
Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar said, “Police had arrested 31 protesters for violating prohibitory orders under Section 144. We have charged 18 of the arrested for torching a Haryana roadways bus and pelting the school bus with stones.”
ATTENTION PLEASE:— Gurugram Police (@gurgaonpolice) January 26, 2018
It is to bring it to your kind notice that in regard of Padmaavat agitation, total seven cases have been registered in various police stations of distt Gurugram so far.https://t.co/dkAaAOwImP
He added that out of the 18, 11 were sent to 14-day judicial custody, while seven minors will be produced in a juvenile court.
On January 25, the day Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat hit the theatres, members of a fringe group hurled stones at a school bus carrying around 24 students and five teachers.
The teachers and students had to crouch to the vehicle’s floor as the Padmaavat protesters hurled stones at the vehicle.