Four persons claiming to be members of the Hindu Sena allegedly barged into the Pakistan International Airlines office on Barakhamba Road and vandalised it. One of them was arrested.
The men broke furniture, damaged computer systems and smashed the windows inside the office and threw pamphlets in the air which were against India’s proposed talks with Pakistan.
“The pamphlets they threw read that till Pakistan does not hand over Hafiz Saeed and Daud to India, no dialogue with them should be initiated. It said the attack was just a warning and that the Hindu Sena would also disrupt the Lahore bus service and Samjhauta Express,” police said.
According to the police, four men entered the building posing as customers who wanted to make enquiries about bookings at around 3.15 pm.
They went to the fifth floor, confirmed with the receptionist that it was indeed the office of the PIA and started ransacking the office.
The men reportedly picked up chairs and threw them on the ground. They damaged the centre table and the sofa sets and even broke a plane model in the office.
One of them then picked up computer systems and smashed them on the ground.
After vandalising the office, then men threw the pamphlets in the air and fled the spot.
By then, security and police personnel deployed in the area reached the spot.
One of the men Lalit Singh was arrested from the spot, while the other three managed to escape. Following the incident, a case of vandalism and trespass was registered against the men.