RSS men attack TV channel office
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh activists vandalised a media group's office in the heart of the capital on Friday evening. HT reports.delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2010 01:00 IST
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) activists vandalised a media group's office in the heart of the capital on Friday evening.
"They were protesting against a story aired by the Today Group's Headlines Today news channel and subsequently published by their sister publication Mail Today," said Jaspal Singh DCP (Central Delhi).
The protesters were incensed at the Mail Today and Headlines Today expose that had allegedly revealed links between senior leaders of the RSS and the bomb blasts at Malegaon and Ajmer Sharif in September 2008.
According to the police, activists assembled below the Today Group's office located in central Delhi's Jhandewalan at 5:30 pm.
"RSS activists had descended on the office and were initially shouting slogans against the channel and waving placards with slogans denouncing the media group," said a senior police officer.
"They attempted to barge into the main building but were stopped by security guards and police officers already stationed below the office to maintain law and order. At this, they turned violent and began stone pelting," the officer said.
Police said the damage was minimal — a pair of glass doors smashed and potted plants broken, and eight persons had been detained.
"We have detained them and may arrest them for rioting and disrupting the peace," DCP Singh said.
First Published: Jul 16, 2010 23:59 IST