Crime and Accident

VHP, Bajrang Dal activists attack CPI (M) office; arrested

VHP, Bajrang Dal activists attack CPI (M) office; arrested

New Delhi: Activists of VHP and Bajrang Dal on Wednesday held a protest in Chandigarh against those who raised “anti-national” slogans at JNU and demanded strict action against them.

“Our protest was against people with anti-national ideology and those who raised slogans against the country. We strongly oppose them and the Central government should lodge sedition case against them,” VHP (Chandigarh) President Vijay Bhardawaj said.

The activists held protest at Sector 29-30 light points and then assembled near CPI(M) office at Sector 30 where they blackened the photos of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and CPI-M leaders Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat.

Hot exchanges allegedly took place between the protesters and CPI(M) workers during which stones were thrown at the party office, shattering windowpanes of a room. ASP (East) of Chandigarh police, Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said some persons have been taken into preventive custody and investigation is on.

A case of rioting will be registered in this regard, he said. However, Bhardawaj denied that any VHP or Bajrang Dal activist threw stones at CPI(M) office.