Tappal, Uttar Pradesh: A young man carrying a revolver was detained Thursday while trying to move close to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his ‘padayatra’ to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.
The man with a 0.32 bore revolver was nabbed by the Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel in this village in Aligarh district when he was found going near the second ring of the Congress leader’s security cordon.
Hari Mohan Sharma was nabbed by the SPG personnel at around 8.30 am and was immediately handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Police. Locals said he belongs to Tappal village and claimed that he is a Congress worker.
The incident took place two hours after Gandhi resumed his footmarch to Aligarh to make common cause with farmers in the state over land acqusition. Today’s is Gandhi’s third day of ‘padayatra’.