Guwahati stone-throwing incident not reflective of our security measures: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Annette Crawford
October 13, 2017

The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time.

Guwahati is also one of the six cities in the country hosting the Federation Internationale de Football Association U17 World Cup the incident post the match doesn't reflect very well on the city.

The report from the CA further added, "While no one was injured, the Australian players were understandably shaken up by the incident".

Guwahati, a city mostly imbibed with football fever, welcomed back worldwide cricket after an eight year long hiatus at the newly inaugurated Barsapara Cricket stadium on Tuesday.

He also spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the incident.


On that occasion the team was travelling in an armed convoy amid a level of security usually granted to visiting heads of state, with roads blocked off and armed guards patrolling crowds while the convoy was moving. Khanna had expressed gratitude to the Assam government for the security and facilities provided to the worldwide teams and had said it set a benchmark for other events of this stature India might host in the future.

Authorities believed local children were behind the Bangladesh rock throwing.

"The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter".

Sonowal, who himself was present in the stadium during the match, said the incident was unfortunate and strict action would be taken against the culprits. "Whoever got indulged in the hooliganism did it with the sole objective of defaming Assam & derailing its journey towards the top. the culprits will face the full force of the law & given exemplary punishment". Australia are scheduled to play India in the third and final Twenty20 of the series in Hyderabad on Friday. Everything was fine until yesterday, till the picture of broken window glass of the bus surfaced the Internet.

In a similar incident, a small rock or stone was thrown at the Australian team's bus in September in Chittagong during their two-Test series against Bangladesh.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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