Swami Agnivesh attacked when he came to pay homage to Vajpayee


New Delhi, Aug 17: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was reportedly chased by a group of people outside the BJP office in Delhi when he had come to pay tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away yesterday.

In a video of the incident which is doing rounds, it can be seen that a group of around 10 people are chasing Agnivesh, while one person is trying to shield him. Delhi Police personnel who were on duty outside the BJP office are said to have swiftly responded and prevented any major mishap.

It is not yet know as to who are behind the incident, but it must be recalled that Agnivesh was allegedlly attacked by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and ABVP members at Pakur in Jharkhand last month. During the attack Swami Agnivesh was severely injured and his clothes were also torn apart. Later, he was admitted to a hospital for treatment.

[Swami Agnivesh attacked by fringe group in Jharkhand, CM orders probe]

Agnivesh had said that he would approach the Supreme Court for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the attack on him, in which, he claimed, there had been no probe or arrest.

[No arrests made, Swami Agnivesh likely to move SC]

"It has been 15 days and no arrest has been made. There has been no investigation. It indicates that the matter is being brushed under the carpet. I have no option but to go to the Supreme Court and request for an SIT probe," Agnivesh had told ANI on August 6.

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