AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s official residence in Delhi was vandalized by Hindu Sena members where five alleged members were arrested.
The incident occurred in central Delhi’s Ashoka Road on Tuesday evening, police said close to the Delhi Police headquarters.
A case was registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007, was registered, said deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav.
Asaduddin Owaisi was in Lucknow at the time of the alleged vandalism and condemned the incident stating “This is not the first time that such vandalism had taken place at my house. During 2015-16, when Rajnath Singh (senior BJP leader and Union defense minister) was my neighbor, such incidents had happened. Several complaints were given but I don’t know why this keeps on happening. We have given another complaint following today’s (Tuesday’s) incident,” said Owaisi over the phone.
After the attack, later on in the evening, Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta released a press statement openly taking the responsibility for the incident by saying that “Hindu Sena workers staged a protest at Owaisi’s house as they were offended by his anti-Hindu statement.”
According to the police, six to seven alleged members of the Hindu Sena reached outside Owaisi’s residence at Ashoka Road and were involved in destructive acts during their protest. They allegedly broke the MP’s nameplate, a tube light, and window glass. A police team arrived after being informed about the vandalism and they caught five men.
In a video released by the Hindu Sena, Lalit Kumar, state president of the group, is seen saying that they have come to the residence of Owaisi to teach him a lesson as he always gives speeches against Hindus in his rallies.