The Gurgaon police on Sunday arrested four members of the Shiv Sena for disrupting a play performed by a Pakistani troupe in the city on Saturday evening.
The accused identified as Ajay, Gautam, Sumit and Jitu were booked for criminal trespass and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The troupe called Mass Group Foundation had come from Lahore to Gurgaon to stage a play named Baanjh about the situation at Siachen Glacier on Saturday.
Half an hour into the show, four men identifying themselves as Shiv Sainiks went on stage and started shouting slogans.
“They displaced the Pakistani flag and threw it on the ground, and shouted slogans such as Pakistan Murdabaad, Hindustan Zindabad and Jai Shri Ram,” said an eyewitness at the Huda open air amphitheatre in Sector 29.
The police rushed to the spot as soon as they got information about the disruption. The show resumed after some time.
Police said Satbir Rohilla, public relations officer of the municipal corporation of Gurgaon, lodged a complaint on Sunday morning after which the four men were arrested.
The accused are all around 25 years old and live near Jacobpura in Gurgaon.
“Acting on a complaint by the PRO of the municipal corporation regarding criminal trespass by a group of people in a cultural programme organised by the MCG involving artists from Pakistan on Saturday evening, Gurgaon police registered a FIR against four men on Sunday. Soon after, the persons were arrested,” said deputy commissioner of police (east), Deepak Saharan.
The police said no information was given or permission was sought from the police for the play.
The four persons were booked under sections 457 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.