13 booked for firing air shots at Mahatma Gandhi's effigy

On the occasion of the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, workers of Hindu Mahasabha fired at the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday.

Published: 30th January 2019 09:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2019 09:45 PM   |  A+A-

Hindu Mahasabha national secretary Puja Shakun Pandey

Hindu Mahasabha national secretary Puja Shakun Pandey (Photo | Ashish Twitter)

By PTI

LUCKNOW: The police on Wednesday registered cases against 13 persons, including a woman leader of Hindu Mahasabha, in Aligarh for firing at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi with an air pistol, a senior police official said.

On the occasion of the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, workers of Hindu Mahasabha fired at the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday.

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"The incident took place in a house in Naurangabad locality of the city. Later, the video of the event went viral on social media," Senior Superintendent of Police of Aligarh Akash Kulhary told PTI.

After the video went viral, a case was registered against 13 persons associated with Hindu Mahasabha including Pooja Shakun Pandey, a woman leader, the SSP said, adding no arrests have been made so far.

The police are conducting raids to nab the accused persons.

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