Congress office in Punjab attacked by 1984 riots victims
Angry over the clean chit given by the CBI to Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, hundreds of victims of the carnage today allegedly attacked the district Congress office in Jalandhar, vandalising the building.india Updated: Apr 04, 2009 19:57 IST
Angry over the clean chit given by the CBI to Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, hundreds of victims of the carnage on Saturday allegedly attacked the district Congress office in Jalandhar, vandalising the building.
The protesters who gathered under the banner of “Danga Pirit Welfare Society” at local Guru Nanak Mission Chowk went to the office of District Congress Committee (DCC) in Jalandhar in a procession and started raising slogans against Tytler and Congress party.
The irate crowd, which was protesting against Congress’ decision to field Tytler in the Lok Sabha polls, forcibly entered the office, ransacking it and damaged windowpanes and furniture.
Some of the office bearers of the DCC present in the office ran away, official sources said adding that before the police could arrest anybody, the protesters dispersed.
Deputy Commissioner A S Pannu said he was looking into the complaint as the protesters had not taken any permission to take out the procession.
Station House Officer Nirmal Singh said that a case has been registered and efforts were on to identify the attackers through the available photographs.
Meanwhile, district Congress chief Arun Walia accused the police of inaction and alleged that the attack occurred at the behest of state government.
“We are filing a formal complaint with the Election Commission about the attack,” he said.
First Published: Apr 04, 2009 19:43 IST