New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said the firing incident at the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s ashram Sunday could be related to a dispute between two of his followers and it may not be correct to say that it was aimed at the spiritual leader.
‘The incident took place after he (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) had left in his car. It may not be correct to say that the firing was aimed at him,’ Chidambaram said in an interaction with reporters on the performance of his ministry during May.
He said the incident could be related to ‘dispute between two of (his) followers’.
The minister said that he had received oral report about the incident and would receive a written report by the end of the day.
A follower of the spiritual leader was injured after an unidentified man opened fire at around 6 p.m. in the ashram premises.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who escaped unhurt, said Monday that there were people who wanted to attack him but he was not afraid and would continue to spread the message of anti-terrorism and peace.
The spiritual guru has millions of followers in India and abroad.