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Four arrested for throwing stones at Aus cricket team bus

Of the four arrested, two were students of class 12 while the other two work in a shop.

News 15 Oct 2017, 20:43 IST
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Guwahati, Oct 15 (PTI) Four juveniles were arrested today for allegedly throwing stones at the Australian cricket team's bus after the T20 match that India lost here last week, Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said today.

Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath said of the four arrested, two were students of class 12 while the other two work in a shop.

"They were drunk. They had watched the match on their mobile phones in nearby areas. India's defeat agitated them and when they saw the bus coming out of the stadium, one of them threw a stone on the bus. They fled from the scene after that," he said.

The police had arrested two persons a day after the incident. However, their involvement in the incident has not yet been established.

"Investigation is going on. If we find that the two who were arrested earlier were not involved, then we will pray to the court to release them," Nath said.

The four juveniles were arrested in connection with the October 10 incident in which stones were thrown at the Australian team bus when the David Warner-led side was returning from the stadium after defeating hosts India in a T20 match, Sahay told a press conference.

Sahay said that the police were working to solve the case on an urgent basis. "Entire police force got involved to find out the culprits," he said.

The entire security drill is being upgraded following the incident, which had brought the state a "bad name", he said.

"Every citizen of the state was concerned how this incident took place. It gave us a chance to review and now we have to upgrade our security so that such incidents never occur again," he added

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