New Delhi: The Delhi office of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was allegedly vandalised by four unidentified men on Tuesday evening. According to a complaint lodged by Chowdhury’s private secretary Pradipto Rajpandit, the four men entered the Congress leader’s office around 5.30 pm enquiring about him, who was still in Parliament. Also Read - For Donald Trump's Banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Invitation Sent to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
After his staff present there asked for their contact details, the men insisted on speaking with him over the phone, police said. Also Read - CVC Search Commitee Member Also Applicant to Post, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Objects
When their request was declined, the four men allegedly abused the staff and vandalised the office. As per a report by Hindustan Times, the men also threatened Chowdhury with dire consequences before leaving. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Fight Between 'Giant And Pygmy', Says Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Meanwhile, the police said an investigation into the matter was underway.
Decrying the violence, the West Bengal party unit demanded upgrade of his security and said it would observe statewide condemnation day on Wednesday against it.
“I strongly decry the vandalism of Chowdhury’s residence. The cowardly act was perpetrated as a revenge for the way he has raised his voice against the Delhi riots,” state Congress chief Somen Mitra said in a statement.
Taking a swipe at the Centre, Mitra further said the law and order situation in Delhi was such that miscreants could freely attack even the residence of the Congress leader in the Lok Sabha.
Notably, Chowdhury has been a vocal critic of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and has questioned the government on the contentious issue, time and again.
(With Agency inputs)