Delhi’s Patiala House Court has sent Hindu Sena’s Delhi Chief Lalit Kumar to one day police custody a day after members of the outfit allegedly vandalised the official residence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
The police had sought for one day police custody for the ‘purpose of recovery of weapon of offence, i.e; the axe and to unearth the overall conspiracy’, the court order with The Quint reads. The other four who had been detained have been sent to judicial custody.
The incident took place on Tuesday evening at Owaisi’s official residence in New Delhi.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said five people were detained for their alleged involvement in the incident. They are reported to be from the Mandoli area in East Delhi.
The men are alleged to have assaulted Owaisi’s aide Raju, who has been working with the family for over three decades.
“This is happening in the heart of Delhi, near high-profile places like the Election Commission, Jantar Mantar and Parliament Street Police Station. This shows the impunity with which these radicalised people are operating,” Owaisi said, speaking to The Quint.
“These forces have been emboldened by the government,” he added.
He also said that the same Ashoka Road residence had been targeted on an earlier occasion in 2015.
Owaisi later put out a series of tweets regarding the incident.
Later a video of the vandalism also surfaced online. It was shared on Twitter by journalist Asad Ashraf.
This story first appeared on thequint.com