Ghaziabad, Jan 8: Hindu activists vandalized the AAP head office here Wednesday, complaining a statement on Cashmere by party leader Prashant Bhushan, who cursed the BJP and allied groups for the attack.
Some 25 to 40 men waving flags and sticks barged into the Aam Aadmi Party workplace at Kaushambi, hopped-up and shattered glass windows, broke flower pots and abused AAP leaders, AAP leader Dilip Pandey told.
They pillaged furnishings within the workplace, that is found shortly from the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Before fleeing once some 20 minutes, the attackers vulnerable to focus on AAP leaders. Pandey said they were from a group known as Hindu Raksha decaliter. A Hindu Rakshal decaliter banner was found at the location.
Bhushan cursed the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allied teams for the attacks.
“The attack on our office and its supporters shows the tremendous frustration of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar over the increase of the AAP,” he told the media.
“The so-called nationalist party, the BJP, and its different organisations have resorted to violence and unleashed their goons on AAP and its supporters. This shows the lumpenization of the BJP,” he added.
The BJP sought-after to place the blame for the incident on Bhushan, a Supreme Court lawyer whose comments suggesting a vote on army preparation in the Kashmir depression sparked a furore. Kejriwal distanced himself and the AAP from the statement.
BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said in New Delhi: “We condemn the attack. nobody features a right to require the law in their hands. however we should not forget the comments Bhushan created. we condemn that (too).”
At least one AAP member, Suresh, 35, was injured in the aggression. The attackers also command a girl party employee, Varsha, however she wasn’t hurt as party activists force her within the workplace.
There were some 45 people, together with 10 women, at the location. This enclosed people who had come back to the party workplace to form representations to the Delhi government.
“All our volunteers were asked to urge within throughout the attack,” Pandey said, adding the attackers raised slogans against a specific community.
AAP members failed to retaliate, Pandey said.
Asked if the arson was a reaction to Bhushan’s comments on army preparation in the Kashmir valley, he said: “It may be potential.”
The attackers, in their 20s and 30s, came in 3 or 5 cars, witnesses said.
Superintendent of Police Muniraj said a police criticism had been registered and police officers had been allotted to arrest the culprits.
Muniraj told that the AAP office would currently lean security.
Some witnesses had stocked the police the registration numbers of the cars in which the lads reached the AAP workplace. “We ar hopeful of impressive them,” Muniraj said.
Bhushan said Wednesday he had processed that his suggestion of a vote vis-a-vis the military preparation within the Kashmir depression in no method questioned Jammu and Kashmir’s merger with India.
“Previously also constant people had attacked me in my (Supreme Court) chamber however sadly Delhi Police allowed them to travel Scot free.”