The incident comes after a day after both PM Modi had launched a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee for her stance on Balakot strikes and accused her of acting like "Speedbreaker" to the development of the state.
India Today's Special Investigation Team in a secret operation has now reportedly found that there was hardly any specific intelligence of any law and order issues at the time of Rath Yatra to justify the ban.
Amit Singh, the Jabalpur district police superintendent confirmed that Harish Patel had served the Indian Army for 24 years before his retirement and was presently working as a security guard at the JMC, where the incident happened.
The assailants allegedly threw stones at the vehicle, following which Jitendra, who was driving, panicked and drove onto a narrow path where the SUV got stuck. Soni was admitted to a hospital while others suffered minor injuries in the incident.