Guwahati stone-throwing incident not reflective of our security measures: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Rajyavardhan Rathore

The rock left a large hole in a window towards the back of the bus.

"In a remarkable piece of good fortune, no one was sitting on the seat next to the window when it was broken".

Meanwhile, as per the direction of Sonowal, a team comprising state sports minister Naba Kumar Doley, chief secretary Pipersenia and the police chief met the Australian team to show the government's support and brief them about the security arrangements that have been made after the incident. He talked about how Australian team and Federation Internationale de Football Association authorities are content with the security in the country and India will always remain a graceful host.

He tweeted, "Guwahati stone-throwing incident NOT reflective of our security measures".

He also spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the incident.

"Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us", he tweeted.

The rock, believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball, was thrown at a window on the right-hand side of the bus, while it was returning from the stadium.

Sonowal, who himself was present in the stadium during the match, said the incident was unfortunate and strict action would be taken against the culprits.

The tourists levelled the series at 1-1 with an eight-wicket thumping of the hosts in the north-eastern city of Guwahati. "It was an act to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as an emerging sports hub".

"The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter".

India and Australia teams will now travel to Hyderabad for the third and final T20I on Friday (October 13).The hosts had won the preceding ODI series 4-1.

Australian opener Aaron Finch took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to post a picture of the bus window glass shattered by the rock.

It is the second such incident in five weeks, after the Australia team bus was hit by a rock in Chittagong during the second Test against Bangladesh last month.

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