Assam: Stone pelted at Australian cricket team bus, Govt tenders apology


Guwahati Oct 11,2017: In what could be termed as an embarrassing situation for the whole country, an incident which reflects the mindset of the people took place yesterday night when a group of miscreants pelted a stone at a bus that was ferrying the Australian Cricket team in Assam.

The team which was on its way to the hotel was returning from the new Barsapara Stadium after their victory in the T20 series against India.

The incident however came to light after Australian opener Aaron Finch took to twitter and posted "Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!," along with a picture of the shattered window.

Meanwhile, when contacted police sources informed that two people have been arrested last night at around 11.30 pm. "These people are suspected to be part of the group of miscreants involved in last night's incident. We are currently interrogating the suspects and the matter is still under investigation," police sources said.

On the other hand, the embarrassed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted "People of Assam don't approve this. #FIFAU17WC going on in Guwahati. FIFA & all teams expressed their satisfaction at our arrangements. ".

Amid the imbroglio, Sonowal maintained the spirit of the game remains. He tweeted "Yesterday, we had a great game. We had the best audiences. People of Assam are biggest sports lovers & great hosts.

Reacting on the incident, he said "Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as emerging sports hub. So, whoever got indulged in the hooliganism did it on the sole objective of defaming Assam & derailing its journey towards the top. We strongly condemn it. Vow to take strictest action against the culprits. Investigation is on full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects."

Meanwhile, Health Minister Himanta Sarma Biswa extended his apology on behalf of the people of Assam vowing to punish the guilty.

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