Man hurls black oil-like liq­uid at Khat­tar in Hisar

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dents

HISAR/CHANDI­GARH: A man hurled a black greasy oil-like sub­stance at Haryana chief min­is­ter (CM) Manohar Lal Khat­tar in Hisar on Thurs­day evening, cre­at­ing com­mo­tion at a pub­lic event and re­veal­ing chinks in his se­cu­rity.

Se­cu­rity per­son­nel ac­com­pa­ny­ing the chief min­is­ter caught hold of the man and then handed him over to po­lice. “We have taken the man, iden­ti­fied as Parveen Ku­mar, into cus­tody ,” San­jay Ku­mar, Hisar range IG, said. His po­lit­i­cal links were yet to be as­cer­tained, he added.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 5.50 pm near the fore­court of Devi Bhawan tem­ple in Hisar when the CM was step­ping in­side the shrine, po­lice said. A large part of the oily black sub­stance fell on the se­cu­rity per­son­nel, while some stains were vis­i­ble on Khat­tar’s face, hair and clothes.

Un­ruf­fled by the in­ci­dent, Khat­tar vis­ited the tem­ple, changed his dress and rode an open jeep along with fi­nance min­is­ter Capt Ab­hi­manyu.’

“Pictures of the ar­rested man with Congress MLA Kuldeep Bish­noi are avail­able. Be­hind this con­demnable act are some des­per­ate po­lit­i­cal peo­ple,” Rajiv Jain, CM’S me­dia ad­viser, said. Po­lice sources say the ac­cused is a res­i­dent of Jakhod­khera vil­lage and shouted slo­gans ‘long live Tau Devi Lal’ — the late for­mer deputy PM and fa­ther of ex-cm OP Chau­tala.

Blam­ing the Congress for the episode, INLD’S Hisar MP Dushyant Chau­tala said, “The ac­cused was never as­so­ci­ated with INLD. Check his FB pro­file. The ac­cused was as­so­ci­ated with HJC and is close to Bish­noi.”

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Haryana CM ML Khat­tar in Hisar on Thurs­day.

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