NEW DELHI – A 30-year-old man, who was held for allegedly vandalising a newly opened BJP office in the Kotwali area, was miffed with the saffron party for having office in the Muslim area, claimed the BJP leaders.
Aligarh police on Saturday arrested the accused. Local BJP leaders claimed that the accused, Babu, damaged furniture and tore posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the office.
They further claimed that he was angry as the party office was opened in a Muslim-dominated neighbourhood.
While Babu was arrested after a preliminary inquiry, his brother Asif’s role was being looked into, said Kotwali Station House Officer Anil Kumar. He said Babu will be produced before a local court in Aligarh on Sunday, and officials were gathering more details on his background.
The president of BJP’s Aligarh minority cell, Imran Saifi, said some party members had opened the new office at Bhujpura locality two days ago. Babu had threatened that no one from the area should join the BJP, he added.