No bail for youth who threw shoe at Rahul Gandhi

Sitapur: A local court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of the youth who hurled a shoe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during a road show here.

Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Ranveer Singh turned down the bail of Hariom Mishra, who threw the missile at Rahul during his road show on September 26.

25-year-old Mishra was immediately nabbed by police and taken to custody for questioning even as the shoe missed Rahul narrowly.

Later, Rahul had targeted BJP and its ideological mentor RSS over the incident and said he was not afraid of such things.

Rahul was riding in an open top vehicle through Sitapur town, around 85 km from Lucknow, when the shoe came flying at him.

Mishra claimed he is a journalist and said he was angry over Rahul doing the road show instead of paying tribute to the Uri martyrs.