The Benguluru police have formed two teams to investigate the attack on spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar.
On Sunday evening, an unidentified gunman shot at the convoy in which Ravishankar was traveling. He fired one bullet, which injured a devotee. Sri Sri Ravishankar was unhurt in the incident.
The spiritual leader was on his way to meet some delegates after a satsang at the ashram, which is 25 km away from Benguluru city.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the bullet was fired from a pistol.
While the devotees at the ashram suspect that it could be a terror attack, the police have ruled out such a possibility. A senior police officer said that they are probing the matter and the unidentified gunman was still at large. "We have some clues as of now, but it will not be right to reveal all that right now as it may hamper the probe," he said.
The police were informed nearly three hours after the incident, which occurred at 6.30 pm, he said.
Speaking about the attack, Sri Sri claimed that he had no enemies and didn't understand why such an incident took place. "I am unhurt and safe. We need to look at this incident from a spiritual level. I have no enemies at all," he reportedly said.
"All activities at the ashram will go on as usual. There will be no changes in any of the programmes," a spokesperson of the ashram told rediff.com.