Guwahati: Assam Police arrests 4 people for throwing stone at Australian cricket bus

15 October 2017, 04:00 PM
Assam Police arrests 4 people for throwing stone at Australian cricket bus. (Source: ANI)
Assam Police arrests 4 people for throwing stone at Australian cricket bus. (Source: ANI)

Assam Police on Sunday has claimed to arrest four people in connection with the stone throwing incident at the bus carrying Australian cricketers from stadium to a city hotel in Guwahati after a T-20 match.

“We have arrested four people in connection with the attack on Australian cricket team’s bus in Guwahati,” said Assam director general of police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay.  

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on October 10 had directed the Assam DGP to arrest the culprits to the earliest after miscreants attacked the bus carrying Australian cricketers on October 10.

A stone was thrown at the Australian team bus when they were returning from the Barsapara Stadium to the team hotel in Guwahati after winning their second T20 match against India.

Australian player Aaron Finch had tweeted on Tuesday night that it was "pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel" and had also posted a picture of the broken bus window.

Earlier in the day Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Nath told the media that two persons were arrested in connection to the incident.

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The two were arrested have been identified as Rakesh Hazoary and Pabitra Kshyatriya of Goalpara district.

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The two were apprehended by police on Saturday and formally arrested on Sunday morning.

First Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 03:50 PM
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