KARNAL (HARYANA): The cavalcade of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Saturday came under attack when a tyre stuffed with explosives was hurled triggering a blast that injured 11 persons, two of them seriously.

The sect chief, who has been provided the Z-plus category security, however, was unharmed as he was travelling in a vehicle at a distance from the one that went up in flames.

Unidentified persons from a truck parked on a highway on which the Dera chief's cavalcade was passing, threw a tyre at one of the cars which burst into flames, Additional Director General of Police V B Singh said in Chandigarh quoting the injured.

The incident occurred near Nilokheri in Karnal district when the sect head was returning to the Dera headquarters in Sirsa after appearing in a court.

Singh said that the Haryana Police rounded up two persons, including the driver of the truck.

The ADGP said forensic experts from Haryana reached the attack site and collected evidence.