A group of eight to ten people reportedly belonging to the Republican Party of India (RPI-Athavale) vandalised a Domino’s pizza outlet situated near Chetana College in Bandra (East) on Friday afternoon.
The group was protesting against the ill-treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US earlier this week. She is the daughter of Uttam Khobragade, a former civil servant belonging to the dalit community. The vandals fled the spot after attacking the popular pizza outlet.
The Kherwadi police have registered a case of rioting and causing damage to property against unidentified people and has launched a manhunt for them.
According to the police, the incident took place on Friday around 12.15 pm when a group of 10 people came outside the Dominos outlet carrying RPI flags and they started chanting anti-US slogans. They asked the customers not to patronise American outlets and insisted that they leave the place.
“Even as they were raising slogans, some of the protestors picked up paver blocks lying nearby and started hurling them at the outlet breaking glass doors and windows. No one was hurt. The vandals scooted before we arrived on the scene,” a police officer from Kherwadi police station said.
“No one was injured in the incident. We have registered a case of rioting and causing damage against unknown persons on the basis of the complaint filed by the outlet manager, Sarfaraz Shaikh. We are trying to get details of the suspects and will arrest them soon. The outlet had no CCTV cameras” said senior police inspector, Ashok Kadam of the Kherwadi police station.