No Muslim arrested for school bus attack, says Haryana Police

ANI | Updated: Jan 27, 2018 00:45 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Jan. 27 (ANI): Haryana Police said on Friday that there were no Muslims among those detained for the attack on a school bus during protests against Padmaavat in Gurugram district.

"Seven cases have been registered in connection with Padmaavat agitation. Till now, 24 accused have been arrested and sent to judicial custody. None of them belonged to the Muslim community," Gurugram police Public Relation Officer (PRO) Ravinder Kumar said.

"Preventive actions have been taken against 14 and they are also not Muslims," he added.

On January 24, a school bus was attacked by a group of men who were protesting against the release of the film in Haryana's Gurugram. The protesters threw stones at the bus, which was carrying students, teachers and staff of Gurugram's GD Goenka World School.

The police confirmation came after rumours started doing the rounds that in the social media that the mob, which attacked the bus, was comprised of Muslim men.

The apex court had earlier set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of the flick. (ANI)