26/09/2016 4:20 PM IST | Updated 26/09/2016 4:31 PM IST

Shoe Hurled At Rahul Gandhi During Road Show In UP

The youth was heard saying "roadshow is useless".

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

SITAPUR -- A shoe was today hurled at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his roadshow in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur.

Hariom Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar locality, flung his shoe from a distance at Rahul at Transport Crossing, from where the roadshow started. However, the shoe did not hit him.

The youth was immediately detained by the police and taken to the city police station.

The youth was heard saying "roadshow is useless", according to an eyewitness.

Prima facie, the youth has no political links, police said. The matter was being probed.

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