Hindu Sena chief arrested for attack on PIA office in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Police on Friday arrested Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta in connection with Thursday’s ransacking of a Pakistan Internation Airlines (PIA) office in New Delhi, Indian news website reported .


Gupta, who heads the Hindu Sena a group of right-wing Hindu hardliners claimed responsibility for the vandalism at PIA’s office and vented anger at Pakistan, holding it responsible for the siege at the Pathankot air base as well as at the attack on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif recently.

“Through this act, the members of our Delhi unit have expressed their anger and sent a message to Pakistan that they should respect our sentiments and keep in mind that we are not weak,” Gupta had said in a statement after the incident.

Members of his group on Thursday vandalised the PIA office near Barakhamba Road in New Delhi, following which one person was arrested.

An another Indian news website said four activists of the Hindu Sena went to all the three rooms in the office, vandalising furniture and computers. They also scattered some pamphlets while they dismantled a miniature replica of an aeroplane installed near the reception desk.