Lucknow, Jan 30 (PTI) The police on Wednesday registered cases against 13 persons, including a woman leader of Hindu Mahasabha, in Aligarh for firing at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi with an air pistol, a senior police official said.Also Read - Top 7 Tallest People Ever Recorded In Modern History | See The Pictures

“Today on the occasion of the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, workers of Hindu Mahasabha fired at the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi. Also Read - Bhagwan Ka Darr? Thieves Return 14 Stolen Idols From Balaji Temple After Having Scary Dreams at Night

“The incident took place in a house in Naurangabad locality of the city. Later, the video of the event went viral on social media,” Senior Superintendent of Police of Aligarh Akash Kulhary told PTI. Also Read - IPL 2022: Sunil Gavaskar Lavishes Praise on MI Star Tilak Varma, Says Temperament Has Been Fantastic

After the video went viral, a case was registered against 13 persons associated with Hindu Mahasabha including Pooja Shakun Pandey, a woman leader, the SSP said, adding no arrests have been made so far.

The police are conducting raids to nab the accused persons.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.