Goons vandalise mall in Gurugram
Gurugram: Lapses in security in Gurugram came to the forefront again, after certain masked men vandalised Raheja Mall in Sohna road.
According to eyewitnesses, around 25 men in masks entered the mall and damaged private property. Sources said that the miscreants indulged in violence over the release of the upcoming film 'Padmaavat', slated to be released this Friday.
Meanwhile, responding to the controversy, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Monday asserted that his government will abide by the Supreme Court order and go ahead with the film's release.
He also said that if theatre owners ask for security, the government will not hesitate in proving it.
The Chief Minister's response comes at a time when Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi also visited the city and threatened mass protests if the film is screened.
Even the visit by BS Sandhu, Director General of Haryana Police, to the city to attend the formal inauguration of the Special Task Force headquarters in Bhondsi did not deter Karni Sena to register their protest on Sunday.
Commuters who frequent MG Road and Sohna Road faced major troubles on Sunday, as members of the fringe group blocked two major routes, chanting slogans against the film. Protestors threatened to vandalise theatres in the city if the film is released. The workers were rounded off by police and later released.
Meanwhile, commenting on the threat posed by Karni Sena, Sandhu affirmed that his forces will abide by the SC orders and maintain order on January 25.