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PIA office attack: Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta arrested

Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta was arrested on Friday by Delhi Police in connection with the vandalism of Pakistan International Airlines office in New Delhi by the members of the outfit.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2016 19:20 IST
Right-wing activists ransacked Pakistan Airlines office at  in New Delhi  on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
Right-wing activists ransacked Pakistan Airlines office at in New Delhi on Thursday, January 14, 2016. (Hindustan Times)

Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta was arrested on Friday by Delhi Police in connection with the vandalism of Pakistan International Airlines office in New Delhi by the members of the outfit.

Gupta has been arrested under Sections 120B (being party to a criminal conspiracy), 147 (rioting), 149 (being the member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 427 (mischief causing damage to property)and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of IPC, said police.

“The police are still looking for the other Hindu Sena members who were involved in the vandalism,” DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said.

On Thursday, four members of Hindu Sena, a fringe right-wing group, ransacked the fifth floor office of Pakistan International Airlinesat Narayan Manzil in Barakhamba Road around 3:15 pm, damaging computers, furniture and other items.

Police later arrested one member of the group, who was identified as Lalit Singh, while three others fled.

The members also left pamphlets which said,”There should be no talks with Pakistan unless they take stern action against people who have caused damage to India and hand over people like Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed to India.”

The incident prompted Islamabad to take up the issue with the ministry of external affairs.

Owning responsibility of the incident, Gupta had vented anger at Pakistan holding it responsible for the attacks at Pathankot air base as well as at the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif recently.

Gupta was also arrested last October, days after his complaint that “beef” was being served at Kerala House canteen here was found to be false.