Pakistan Airlines office vandalised

Pakistan Airlines office vandalised

Hindu Sena activists vandalised the city office of Pakistan International Airlines at central Delhi’s Barakhamba Road on Thursday. The entire incident was captured on CCTV cameras.

The police arrested a man identified as Lalit Singh from the spot. Lalit claimed to be a Hindu Sena member. According to the police, Lalit and three other activists allegedly went to PIA’s fifth floor office at Narain Manzil posing as customers at around 3 pm. Once inside the office, they raised anti-Pakistan slogans and damaged property.

A Delhi Police constable was posted there apart from private security guards. It is alleged that the group misbehaved with PIA staff, but Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said that no one was manhandled or injured.

“Four persons entered the airlines office posing as customers and vandalised furniture and computers. We have arrested a person claiming to be from Hindu Sena. Efforts are on to nab his associates,” Narwal told media. A case will be registered once the police receive a complaint from PIA.

After the attack, the police tightened security at the PIA office. Now, quick reaction teams with commandos are posted there. A Central Industrial Security Force team has also been posted there. Pakistan’s national flag carrier airline has another office at Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 3. Security has also been beefed up outside Pakistan embassy in south Delhi’s Chanakyapuri.

The Hindu Sena asked Pakistan to intensify efforts to counter terrorist sanctuaries inside its borders and take concrete steps against terrorists responsible for attacks in India and on Indian installations across the world.

“Pakistan has long been a staging ground and planning centre for terrorist attacks in India. They are responsible for recent attacks at Pathankot air base and Indian embassy in Afghanistan,” the right wing group said in leaflets thrown in the PIA office.

The group also claimed that they will disrupt Delhi Transport Corporation’s Delhi-Lahore-Delhi bus service and Samjhauta Express train. “India must cut all ties with Pakistan until they take action on terror safe havens and handover wanted terrorists Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim,” the leaflets added.

The Delhi-Lahore bus service is operated from Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal near central Delhi’s Delhi Gate. For the journey to Lahore, there is a DTC bus every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Bus are also operated by Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation.

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