The Indian High Commission has warned has issues a protest note to the Ugandan government following an incident over the weekend where an Indian national as beaten and robbed by unidentified people during an FDC procession over the weekend.
The Commissions alleges that “Mr Deepankra Gupta of Joshi Electricals in Namuwongo, Kampala was attacked and severely injured by a procession escorting a political candidate on February 13 near Kitgum House as their procession moved from Nakawa into Kampala”.
On the same day, supporters of FDC were in a procession with their candidate from Mandela national stadium where they held an album launch for their campaign song Toka Kwa Barabara. The group followed Besigye up to town using Jinja road and in the process could have robbed the Indian and a number of other people.
“Mr Gupta was robbed of his belongings and also sustained serious injuries. After initial treatment in Kampala Mr Gupta has flown to India to receive specialised treatment,” a statement signed by Shri Rajesh Gawande reads in part.
Yesterday, police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga said that supporters of Dr Kizza Besigye have a history of causing chaos, robbing people, vandalizing property and beating up people. He also hinted that the same group is responsible for beating up an Indian national on Saturday February 13th.
The country heads to polls on Thursday.