High drama at AICC; man tries to hurl shoe at Dwivedi

Jun 7, 2011

High drama was
witnessed at the AICC headquarters here
today when a person posing as a journalist
tried to attack party General Secretary
Janardhan Dwivedi with a shoe, apparently
miffed over the treatment meted out to
The person, who was carrying an
identification as Sunil Kumar of Nav-Sanchar
Patrika from Rajasthan, came close to
Dwivedi, removed his shoe and stopped
short of hitting him with it.
The 41-year-old man was later arrested by
the police under Section 107 (apprehension
of breach of peace and tranquility) and
Section 151 (disruption of public peace) of
the CrPC.
Kumar, wearing a striped T-shirt, was heard
telling Dwivedi that "you cannot stop us
from asking questions."
He was immediately caught by a AICC staffer
and some journalists and was removed
from the briefing hall while being beaten up.
Dwivedi described the incident as "pre-
planned" attack as he was to speak against
Ramdev and his agitation which Congress
leader said was conducted at the behest of
Sangh Parivar.
"Whatever, I said has been proved by this
one man. Had this (attack) not been
orchestrated, the person would not have
asked favourable questions so that there
were no doubts," he said.