Kiran Bedi's Delhi office vandalised, three BJP workers injured

Posted By: IANS
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New Delhi, Feb 2:  A group of around 150 lawyers on Monday vandalised the office of BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi in her Delhi assembly constituency of Krishna Nagar, in which three party workers were injured, police said.

According to police, the incident took place around 4.30 p.m., when the lawyers - protesting the announcement of Bedi as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi - marched towards her office raising slogans against her and the party.

Delhi: Kiran Bedi's office vandalised

Due to the commotion, around 25 workers inside Bedi's office came out and a heated argument ensued between the two groups that led to a clash.

Three BJP workers - Harihar, Kapil and Manoj, all in their early 30s - were injured and later hospitalised, police said.

The lawyers then entered Bedi's office and broke some furniture, a party leader said.

Police said the lawyers were protesting against Bedi ever since she was named the chief ministerial candidate, because in 1988 when she was the Delhi Police deputy commissioner, a group of protesting lawyers were caned on her orders.

Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal told IANS that a probe would be ordered into the incident as soon as police receive a written complaint.

Bedi had tweeted in the evening: "My BJP constituency office in Krishna Nagar am informed has been attacked. Informed some injured too. Cutting short Rallies, rushing back."

She later went to the hospital to meet the injured workers.


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