A 'politician' incited me to do so, says shoe-thrower

Ahad also revealed that he used the entry pass of the party leader to enter the venue, a police spokesman claimed on Sunday night.

However, the spokesman did not mention the name of the political leader.
Reports said Ahad had reached the stadium on a motorbike from his home at Ajas village in Bandipora on Sunday morning.

Following the incident, hundreds of people, shouting “pro-freedom” slogans, have been visiting his home to show solidarity with his family. A procession which was on its way from Bandipora to Ajas was fired upon by security forces after it turned violent. Five persons were injured in the incident.

Ahad’s family claims that 18 years back, he had saved the life of the then director general police J N Saxena and inspector general Amar Kapoor during a bomb blast at the police headquarters here.

“He was promised gallantry award and a cash reward of Rs 60,000. But the government did not keep the promise,” they alleged.

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