4 Congress youth wing workers held for arson attempt at JP Nadda’s residence

The Delhi Police has arrested four members of National Student Union of India (NSUI) for allegedly setting fire outside the Delhi residence of BJP president JP Nadda.

File photo of BJP National President JP Nadda (Photo: India Today)

The Delhi Police has arrested four members of National Student Union of India (NSUI), the youth wing of the Congress, for allegedly setting fire outside the Delhi residence of BJP president JP Nadda.

The incident took place at around 4.30 pm on June 21 at Nadda’s Moti Lal Nehru Marg residence. According to the police, 8-10 people had gathered outside the house and started sloganeering. After some time, the protestors became aggressive, wrapped two khakhi shorts on a wooden stick and set them on fire.

Thereafter, they tried to throw the burning sticks to the security room at the gate of the house, but this attempt was thwarted by the security staff.

The CCTV footage revealed that about 10-12 people had come there in two vehicles, which were found to be registered at Rohtak, Haryana and Bijnaur, Uttar Pradesh.

Based on these evidences, the police conducted raids at different locations and arrested four people — all members of NSUI. The accused have been identified as, Jagdeep Singh, Sarvottam Rana, Pranav Pandey and Vishal.

A case has been registered under IPC sections 188/146/147/149/278/285/ 307/436/120-B.

Police have also recovered one Innova car used by the accused. Other co-accused have also been identified and efforts to apprehend them are underway.