Chandigarh, January 11: A man hurled a 'Punjabi jutti' (a style of the shoe generally worn in villages of Punjab) at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday in his own constituency in Ratta Khera village in Lambi.
Badal was campaigning here ahead of February 4 assembly polls. The man who hurled the shoe from a distance of about 12 feet has been identified as Gurbachan Singh. SSP of Mukhtar, Bhruman Nimbale said that Gurbachan Singh was the real brother of Sarbat Khalsa.
He was taken into custody under sections 355, 353 and 186 of IPC. The incident took place around 1 in the afternoon. As per some reports, the spectacles of Parkash Singh Badal broke as the shoe hit him.
However, Nimbale informed, "CM is fit and fine. Had anything of that sorts happened, CM would have sustained some injury. He is continuing with his tour in the constituency. The shoe hit him on part of his turban even as a security personnel tried to protect CM from getting hit.”
Badal was leaving the village after addressing a group of people in Lambi. It has come to light that Gurbachan was irked over the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and alleged inaction by the Badal government in the state.
“Gurbachan said that he was angry over sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and government inaction,” Nimbale said. A police official mentioned that "Gurbachan Singh also lived in Ratta Khera village earlier, but had now shifted to Jhurar Khera village."