CHANDIGARH: A youth today threw ink at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his
visit to a temple in Hisar just before a road show.
Police sources said that Khattar was about to feed the cows at the temple when a youth raised slogans and threw ink on his face. Khattar continued with the formalities of the function but soon realised his
clothes had oil on them. He then had to stop his prayers midway and went to another room and changed his clothes before resuming the prayers.
Khattar pulled out a handkerchief from his pocket and was seen wiping the ink off.
The youth is alleged to be an Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) activist who splashed ink on Khattar but the INLD denied that he belonged to their party. They claimed that he had been an aide of the Congress party’s Adampur MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi and also shared a picture of him with Bishnoi on the social media.
He was overpowered by the CM’s security staff immediately as chaos prevailed after the incident. The incident exposed the breach in CM’s security.
"The police is now questioning the youth who was identified as 26-year old Parveen of Jakhod Khera village near Hisar. He is believed to a mentally retarded,’’ said a police official.
"The youth has been rounded up and we are now questioning him to know his motive to throw ink on the CM", Inspector General of Police, Hisar Range, Sanjay Kumar said.
Sources said the chief minister was irked over the incident and summoned SP Manisha Chaudhary and DC Ashok Kumar Meena and reprimanded them for the security breach.
Addressing the people at the function, Khattar while referring to the incident said such frustrated people would continue with such acts but his government would continue it’s development agenda and go to the people on a positive note.
Khattar has a tight security cover and last year in November, even journalists had been instructed to maintain distance from the CM as then the Sonipat District Administration had issued a notification asking journalists and camerapersons not to bring their microphones and cameras too close to Khattar.