Salman Rushdie

New York: A 24-year-old New Jersey man who stabbed Mumbai-origin author Salman Rushdie at a literary occasion in New York state is having to deal with penalties of attempted murder and attack, police said on Saturday.

The New York State Police Jamestown, which is investigating the assault on preceding a speaking event at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, expressed that on Friday the Bureau of Criminal Investigation captured Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey for “attempted murder second degree and attack second degree”.

Matar was handled at SP Jamestown and shipped to Chautauqua County Jail and will be summoned in unified arraignment on Saturday.

In the meantime, Chautauqua County Executive Paul Wendel in a statement said on behalf of all Chautauqua County residents, he stretches out his viewpoints and prayers to the loved ones of Rushdie.

“The small tranquil community of the Chautauqua Institution has been shaken to its core by an act of violence, which has reverberated across Chautauqua County and Western New York. It is disappointing that we live in a society where we cannot listen to the differences of others, especially in a place like the Institution where thinkers and problem solvers from around the world come to share their stories,” he said.

Wendel said thanks to the entirety of the emergency and policing who he said have worked really hard in answering this awful occasion. “It is through their speedy reaction that they had the option to moderate the circumstance and catch the alleged assailant.” Rushdie, who confronted Islamist demise dangers for quite a long time in the wake of stating “The Satanic Verses”, was wounded by Matar in front of an audience while he was being presented at a literary event of the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York, sending shockwaves across the literary world which denounced the episode as an assault on freedom of expression.

The Author was on a ventilator with harmed liver and may lose an eye, the 75-year-old writer’s representative, Andrew Wylie, has told the New York Times.

By Archana

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