Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. (Photo Credit: PTI)
The Delhi office of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was vandalised by four persons on Tuesday, police said. According to reports, Chowdhury’s staff was also heckled by unidentified persons. “We've received a complaint regarding abuse and vandalization by 4 persons, at the office of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury,” police said. The office of the Congress leader is attached to his residence.
The Delhi Police said the accused persons vandalised the office after the staff refused to connect them with the Congress leader via phone. The incident happened around 5.30 pm.
A complaint has been filed by Pradipto Rajpandit, the private secretary of the Congress leader. An investigation is underway to identify the miscreants.
Meanwhile, the Congress said it will continue to protest in Parliament over the communal violence in Delhi as it is the party's duty to uncover the "conspiracy" behind the riots.
The death toll in communal violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi rose to 22 on Wednesday.
"Govt has miserably failed in containing and forestalling the spread of communal hatred and violence in Delhi, (which) resulted in the deaths of police personnel and others. It is a matter of great shame for the country like India," the Congress leader tweeted.
"Let alone vitiating social atmosphere, it is a well deliberate design to provoke communal conflagration. Modi Ji why are you keeping yourself mum?" Chowdhury said in another tweet.
With PTI Inputs