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MHA orders probe into helium-filled balloons bursting at Rahul Gandhi's roadshow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An inquiry will be instituted in the incident in which helium-filled balloons burst causing a minor fire during Rahul Gandhi's roadshow in Madhya Pradesh, officials said Monday.

On Saturday, panic erupted briefly at Gandhi's roadshow in when helium-filled balloons burst into flames some distance away from his vehicle.

"In case of a protectee of the (SPG), the security organisation investigates and submits a report.

"In this case too, there will be an investigation on how did it happen and who were behind it," a said.

Nobody was injured in the incident, they said.

When Gandhi was leading the campaign event in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, a bunch of balloons held by a touched that another was holding for performing 'aarti' of the

A video shows Gandhi standing in an open vehicle accompanied by security personnel and people lined up on both sides of the road, and a huge flame erupting suddenly.

Gandhi is a protectee of the SPG, which guards the and former prime ministers, and their immediate family members.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 19:36 IST
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