In a brazen attack on press freedom, a large number of people owing allegiance to the sangh parivar vandalised the office of the TV Today Network at Videocon Towers at Jhandewalan here on Friday.
The attack came a day after the group's news channel, Headlines Today, telecast tapes of secret meetings attended by some Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders and where discussions were allegedly held on carrying out “terrorist attacks against meetings of Muslims.''
Protesting against the telecast of the tapes, an over 2000-strong mob, which included several women, barged into the lobby of Videocon Towers around 5 p.m. and resorted to vandalism.
Carrying placards — which read “RSS/Sangh ka apmaan nahi sahega Hindustan” (India will not tolerate insult to RSS and Sangh) — and armed with sticks, the protesters hurled flower plots, stones and bricks at the entrance gate of the lobby. They smashed glass doors and windows and damaged furniture.
Delhi police personnel and security guards were punched and pushed around.
The high-voltage drama continued for over 15 minutes before police reinforcements reached the spot and brought the situation under control.