Stone attack on Australian cricket team bus in Guwahati: Probe begins


Senior officials in Assam have begun a probe after a rock was hurled at the bus carrying members of Australian cricket team back to its hotel

on Tuesday night. The Australians were returning after winning the second T20 international against the Indian cricket team at the Barsapara

Stadium in Guwahati.

Following widespread condemnation of the incident, which shattered a window pane of the luxury bus but didn’t hurt any passenger, Chief

Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered a probe on Wednesday morning.

Moments after the incident, Australian opener Aaron Finch tweeted about the incident - “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus

window on the way back to the hotel!!”— along with a photo of the broken window pane.
On Wednesday morning, sports minister Naba Doley, chief secretary VK Pipersenia, state police chief Mukesh Sahay and other officials met

with the Australian team members at their hotel to inquire about the incident.

“We are extremely upset about the incident and an inquiry has been ordered. Two persons have been detained for questioning. We will take

action against anyone found guilty,” said Doley.

The police have prima facie ruled out any security lapse. Some senior officials termed it as an “isolated incident” and stressed the Australian

team may not have been specifically targeted.

“A criminal investigation headed by a DIG of police has also started. I would not like to prejudge how and why the incident happen. If any lapse

is found, necessary action would be initiated,” police chief Mukesh Sahay said.

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