Today a shoe was thrown at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at a function in Isru of Khanna in Punjab. The police has said that a youth who is convener of Aam Aadmi party in Dhanaula, Barnala has thrown the shoe.
The chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had come to observe the death anniversary of Kartar Singh Isru, freedom fighter. The shoe missed the target and the man was caught by the people gathered there.
DIG of Ludhiana Range, Gurinder S Dhillon told that the accused is convenor of AAP in Dhanaula. The accused wanted to grab attention to generate funds and to rise in hierarchy.
He also said that the accused joined AAP a few months ago. He works at a cloth shop and three other members including Hardeep Singh, Mahinder Pal Dhanjian were also there to record the footage of the shoe-throw drama.
The man is identified as Vikram Kumar, 36 year old of Dhanaula in Barnala.The DIG also claimed that the accused had recorded the video and was aiming to circulate it to the media to gain publicity. He also added that since foolproof security measures were in place, the shoe did not reach the chief minister.
Meanwhile, sources had said that youth also raised slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad‘ before he was arrested by police. It also added that the man was perhaps upset because of unemployment.