GURGAON: The national secretary of the Shree Karni Sena, Suraj Pal Amu, was on Friday arrested by the Gurgaon police for the anti-Padmaavat violence here, a police official said.
The outfit’s leader was detained on Thursday for questioning and placed under arrest this morning on charges of breaching peace in the city. He has been sent to a four-day judicial custody, Gurgaon Police Public Relations Officer Ravinder Kumar said.
On Wednesday, a mob attacked a school bus with 20 to 25 children onboard in Gurgaon, where hundreds of violent protesters took to roads torching vehicles and destroying public property to oppose the film’s release.
The protests were led by the Karni Sena which has alleged that history had been distorted in the Sanjal Leela Bhansali- directed period drama.
However, the police have not named the Karni Sena in the FIR registered in connection with the attack on the school bus and the torching of a Haryana Roadways bus on Sohna road.