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Pakistan airlines’s office in Delhi vandalised, one held


New Delhi: A Hindu Sena activist was arrested after the right-wing group’s members vandalised the office of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) here on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Posing as potential customers, four-five Sena activists entered the PIA office on Barakhamba Road in the central business district around 3 p.m. and vandalised the office, breaking several computers and tearing up documents.

A Delhi Police team reached the spot and arrested 24-year-old Lalit alias Amit while the others managed to escape.

“We have arrested a Hindu Sena activist who along with some other group members vandalised the PIA office,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal said.

“We have registered a case under the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code,” said the officer, adding that efforts to ascertain the identities of the others involved in the incident were on.

Police have obtained the CCTV footage on the incident.

The PIA office, situated on the fifth and sixth floors of Narain Manzil on Barakhamba Road, was closed when the Hindu Sena activists struck and raised anti-Pakistan slogans after vandalising the office.

Police said the activists left behind some pamphlets saying Pakistan was continuously involved in terror attacks in India, including at Pathankot’s Indian Air Force base, and the Indian consulate in Afghanistan.

“India should not have any relations with Pakistan till it stops terrorist activities and hands over fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and internationally-designated terrorist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed to India,” one of the pamphlets read.

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