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Kejriwal attacked with slipper

Kejriwal attacked with slipper
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Oct 19 2011. 12 52 AM IST

Arvind Kerjriwal was on Tuesday attacked by a man with a shoe in Lucknow. Photo: PTI.
Arvind Kerjriwal was on Tuesday attacked by a man with a shoe in Lucknow. Photo: PTI.
Updated: Wed, Oct 19 2011. 12 52 AM IST
Lucknow: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal was on Tuesday attacked by a youth with a slipper while he was going to attend a programme here as part of their anti-graft campaign, nearly a week after the assault on another colleague Prashant Bhushan.
Arvind Kerjriwal was on Tuesday attacked by a man with a shoe in Lucknow. Photo: PTI.
The youth identified as Jitendra Pathak of Jalaun district hurled the chappal at Kejriwal when he was about to reach the dais at Jhulelal park.
He was later caught by volunteers and detained by the police.
Team Anna core committee member Sanjay Singh told reporters that the youth threw a ‘chappal´ on Kejriwal, who had “pardoned him”.
The youth accused Kejriwal of misleading people on the issue of corruption. He claimed that he was not associated with any party.
On 12 October, Bhushan was attacked by members of a right-wing group in his Supreme Court chambers allegedly over his remarks advocating plebiscite in Kashmir.
Condemning the attack on Kejriwal, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said vested interests against their anti-graft campaign were behind the incident.
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First Published: Wed, Oct 19 2011. 12 52 AM IST