India is a safe destination, says Tourism Minister Selja

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Condemning the firing incident at Delhi's Jama Masjid on Sunday in which two foreign tourists were injured, Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja today appealed to tourists not to panic by such stray incidents as India is a safe destination.

"India is a safe destination and safety and security of tourists is utmost concern of the Government," she said.

"The attack on tourists shows desperation of those elements who want to create panic in the society by attacking innocent people, she added.

"Investigation agencies are at work to bring the culprits to book," she said.

Two persons riding a motorbike shot at the two Taiwanese who were traveling in a tourist bus. Police and witnesses said eight to ten rounds of fire were directed at the bus before the attackers escaped.

One of victims was injured in his skull and the other in his abdomen.

Delhi Police said that it is still questioning the eyewitnesses in relation to the incident. (ANI)

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