In the shocking revelation, police have found that Devender who was arrested in connection with the attack on a roadways bus and a school bus is the district president of Karni Sena. Earlier, a flock of protestors had gone on a rampage attacking school buses, vandalising public property over the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat. Around 30 students and three teachers of the Gurugram School were targeted by an unruly mob on 24th January 2019. According to the officials, protestors carrying lathis threw stones at the school bus. As many as 25 students of G D Goenka World School were on the bus, when a flock of around 60 protestors, attacked the bus with bamboo sticks, asking the driver to stop the vehicle. “We do not want to take any risk with the life of students. Protection of students outside and inside is our prime concern,” a school teacher told PTI. She further added,“If the violators can attack school buses and Haryana roadways buses openly despite prohibitory orders and tight security arrangements of the Gurgaon Police.”
Even the national secretary of the Shree Karni Sena, Suraj Pal Ammu, had been sent to judicial custody in connection with the rampage. The police had also arrested 31 agitators for disturbing law and order after CrPC had imposed section 144 in the city. The protest was led by Karni Sena, who have claimed Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial drama, to be a distortion of facts and history.
Reportedly, the protestors were also found raising slogans against the screening of the film at various multiplexes. The protests from various Rajput groups and prominently, Karni Sena, has drawn criticism from various quarters. Even the Supreme Court had quashed the plea of various protestors of not releasing the movie in their cities.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in its pivotal role, Padmaavat, is an Indian epic period drama. The movie has embroiled in multiple controversies over the role of Rani Padmavati and Khilji. Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat had hit the theatres on 25 January 2018.