Gorakhpur: Unidentified people pelted stones at a UP government bus, which was carrying Ramon Magsaysay award-winning journalist Ravish Kumar. A passenger was injured in the incident.
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus was attacked while passing through the Kusmhi jungle area on Tuesday night.
An FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by bus driver Awadh Bihari.
According to SHO Ravi Kant, a glass pane was broken resulting in the injury of a person. All passengers were transferred to another bus after first aid was given to the injured passenger. Police investigation has been launched using CCTV footage.
NDTV India journalist Ravish Kumar later posted pictures of the bus on Facebook, claiming that many passengers called the 112 helpline but to no avail. He then rang up Gorakhpur’s Senior Superintendent of Police, whose public relations officer took the call. The police then reached the spot.
Gorakhpur SSP Sunil Kumar Gupta told that the motive for the attack can only be found after an investigation. He assured that no culprit will be spared.