Congress' Salman Khurshid's Nainital home vandalized
Nainital : A part of Congress' leader Salman Khurshid's Nainital home was vandalized and set on fire on Monday afternoon. No one has been reported injured in the incident.
This comes a couple of days after he launched a book on Ayodhya that created a row by drawing a parallel between “Hindutva” and radical Islamist groups.
The caretaker of the house told police that 15-20 people had barged into the house and vandalised the windows and flowerpots, before setting fire to the gate with diesel fuel.
Late Monday evening, police were in the process of filing an FIR under IPC Sections 147 (rioting) 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).
Police said teams have been formed to identify and arrest the accused.
Posting images and videos of the vandalism and arson, Khurshid wrote on Facebook, “I hoped to open these doors to my friends who have left this calling card. Am I still wrong to say this cannot be Hinduism?…. So such is debate now. Shame is too ineffective a word. Besides I still hope that we can reason together one day and agree to disagree if not more.”