VHP men ransack Jharkhand post office
Vishwa Hindu Parishad supporters ransacked the main post office of Bokaro district to protest the sale of Valentine's Day cards. A post office employee was injured, police said.india Updated: Feb 13, 2009 13:55 IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supporters on Thursday ransacked the main post office of Bokaro district to protest the sale of Valentine's Day cards. A post office employee was injured, police said.
More than 50 supporters of VHP attacked the Bokaro head office on Thursday afternoon. They shouted anti-Valentine's Day slogans and smashed window panes. Shashi Das, an employee, sustained head injures.
Das was admitted in a private nursing home for treatment. His condition is said to be out of danger. Police arrested three VHP supporters involved in the incident.
The post office employees filed a case against the VHP workers at a city police station.
The post master of Bokaro head office Laldeo Singh told reporters: "There is nothing wrong in selling Valentine's Day cards. It is beyond our imagination why VHP supporters attacked the post office and stared abusing the postal department staff and the customers."