This Article is From May 21, 2016

Mob Attacks BJP MP Tarun Vijay Outside Uttarakhand Temple

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visits injured BJP MP Tarun Vijay at the hospital.


  • Fight reportedly occurred outside Silgur Devta Temple in Uttarakhand
  • Mr Vijay's car was vandalised, reports news agency ANI
  • He's a member of the Rajya Sabha from the BJP
Dehradun: Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay was today attacked by a mob and his car vandalised after he came out of a temple with Dalit leaders in Chakrata, 180 kilometres from Dehradun.

The mob attacked Mr Vijay and the Dalit leader apparently for visiting the temple where entrance of persons belonging to backward castes is prohibited.

"Vijay, along with a few Dalit leaders visited Silgur Devta temple. The mob pelted stones on them when they stepped out of the temple," Sub Inspector of Chakrata police station, Lalit Kumar said.

The police team present there rescued the Uttarakhand MP and the Dalit leaders who sustained minor injuries, Mr Kumar said, adding Mr Vijay was taken to a hospital and his condition is stated to stable.

Condemning the attack, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat ordered Garhwal Commissioner to look into the incident.

"Such incidents will not be tolerated. Strict action will be taken against those found responsible for the attack," Mr Rawat said.

Following the chief minister's orders, a team of officers has left Dehradun for Chakrata.