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Akbar Road signboard in Delhi defaced, ‘Atal Road’ poster removed

Police said a self-styled group Rastriya Swabhiman Dal had put up a poster at Akbar Road-Mansingh Road intersection around 5 pm.

delhi Updated: Sep 03, 2018 08:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
HIndustan Times, New Delhi
Akbar Road,Akbar Road signage,Signage defaced
The Akbar Road in central Delhi had been defaced earlier also. (HT FILE PHOTO)

A poster with ‘Atal Marg’ written on it was found pasted on a signboard at Akbar Road in Lutyens’ Delhi on Sunday. The police removed it later.

“About 15-16 men from the self-styled group Rastriya Swabhiman Dal, with its base in Ghaziabad, had put up a poster at Akbar Road-Mansingh Road intersection around 5 pm. They were detained and released later,” said Madhur Verma, DCP (New Delhi).

The road comes under the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). The NDMC said they have not received any proposal or orders to rename any road in the area. “I am not aware about such a renaming incident. Also, we can’t rename a road unless we get approval in the council meeting,” said Naresh Kumar, NDMC chairman

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 02:32 IST