Asaduddin Owaisi Delhi House Attacked, 5 Arrested

New Delhi, Sept. 22: Asaduddin Owaisi Delhi House Attacked in New Delhi’s high-security Ashoka Road area was vandalised on Tuesday by a group of Hindu Sena men who damaged the door and windows, broke the nameplate, hurled an axe at the house and called the Parliamentarian a “jihadi”.

The Delhi Police late Tuesday arrested five Hindu Sena members for allegedly vandalising the official residence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi at Ashoka Road.

The incident took place around 4 pm when members of Hindu Sena were staging a protest outside Owaisi’s house, located adjacent to the Election Commission headquarters on Ashoka Road.

DCP, New Delhi, Deepak Yadav said that police detained five people and registered an FIR under relevant sections.

The protesters shattered a lamp atop the main gate and the nameplate of the parliamentarian’s house. Pieces of the lamp could be seen strewn across the road.

Hindu Sena national president Vishnu Gupta told a news agency that he was not aware of the incident and came to know about it through media reports and other sources. He confirmed that some workers of his outfit went to protest there.

“Asaduddin Owaisi has been constantly making anti-Hindu statements and workers might have been feeling agitated due to this,” Gupta said adding, however, one should not adopt unlawful ways to register their protest.

Asaduddin Owaisi Delhi House Attacked

On Twitter, the MP said: “My Delhi residence was vandalised today by radicalised goons. Their cowardice is well known and as usual they came in a mob, not alone. They also chose a time when I was not home. They were armed with axes and sticks, they pelted stones at my house, my nameplate was destroyed. Raju, the caretaker of the house for the last 40 years, was assaulted. The mob shouted communal slogans and threatened to kill me. Raju’s grandkids are living in fear now. Raju has filed a complaint with police. Hope action will be taken.”

He further wrote: “There were at least 13 people, 6 have been detained. This is the third time that my residence has been attacked. Last time it was vandalised. Rajnath Singh was not only the Home Minister but also my neighbour. Election Commission HQ is right next door to my house, Parliament Street police station is right across my house. The Prime Minister’s residence is 8 minutes away. If an MP’s house is not safe, then what message is Amit Shah sending?”

Asaduddin Owaisi Delhi House Attacked, 5 Arrested
Asaduddin Owaisi Delhi House Attacked, 5 Arrested

Tagging the Prime Minister’s Office, he wrote: “PMO India preaches to the world how we must fight radicalisation, please tell who radicalised these goons? If these thugs think that this is going to scare me, they don’t know Majlis and what we are made of. We’ll never stop our fight for justice.”

Senior Delhi Police officers said there was no mention of anyone being assaulted in the complaint.

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