Three persons detained for stone-pelting on Rahul Gandhi's train

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Karnal (Haryana)/New Delhi, Sep 17(ANI): Three persons were detained by the Haryana Police on Thursday for allegedly pelting stones at the train in which Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was traveling on Tuesday.

The Haryana police had, earlier, launched a massive manhunt for a group of young men who had allegedly pelted stones at the Swarn Shatabdi Express near Gharaunda town in Haryana, which was seen as a major security breach by the intelligence agencies.

"We have detained three suspects in this particular case. We have taken them for corroboration and have detained them for further questioning," V Kamraj, Inspector General of Police.

Kamraj also informed that the three did not possess a criminal background.

"We have not arrested them, but have detained them. They have no criminal background. They are locals from Gharounda," said Kamraj.

Gandhi had taken the train while returning from Ludhiana, where he went to attend a party youth workshop. Though no one was injured, windowpanes of C-2, C-4 and C-7 were damaged in the stone pelting.

Gandhi was seated in C-3 coach, which was not affected in the incident. (ANI)

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