New Delhi: Members of a right-wing group allegedly on Thursday vandalised the office of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) near Barakhamba Road in New Delhi area here, following which one person was arrested.
The four activists of Hindu Sena vandalised all three rooms in the office, breaking furniture and computers. They also scattered some pamphlets while they dismantled a miniature replica of an airplane installed near the reception desk.
The outfit blamed Pakistan in connection with the attacks at Pathankot and the Indian consulate in Afghanistan.
"There should be no talks with Pakistan unless they take stern action against people who have caused damage to India and hand over people like Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed to India," they said to PTI.
"The arrested person has been identified as Lalit Singh, who is a member of Hindu Sena. Efforts are on to nab his associates," DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal told reporters in New Delhi.
According to the police, the incident took place around 3.15 PM when four Hindu Sena members entered the premises of PIA's city office on the fifth floor of Narayan Manzil in the outer fringes of Connaught Place.
By the time police teams reached the spot, three of them had fled and Singh was nabbed. Security was stepped up near the PIA office after the incident. A central security force team was also rushed there later, police said.
Owning responsibility for the incident, Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta said, "Through this act, the members of our Delhi unit have expressed their anger and sent a message to Pakistan that they should respect our sentiments and keep in mind that we are not weak."
Gupta himself was arrested last October, days after he called up the police alleging that "beef" (cow meat) was being served at the Kerala house canteen here.
The PIA office was last vandalised in August 2013 also allegedly by a right wing group after the death of an Indian soldier in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan forces along the LoC.
Published Date: Jan 14, 2016 05:45 pm | Updated Date: Jan 14, 2016 07:44 pm