'Atal Marg' poster pasted on Akbar Road signboard

'Atal Marg' poster pasted on Akbar Road signboard
The police have removed the posters and detained those who pasted it.
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 02 Sep 2018 10:28 PM
NEW DELHI: A poster with Atal Marg written on it was on Sunday pasted on an Akbar Road signboard in Lutyens Delhi, prompting the Delhi Police to remove it and detaining some people in connection with the incident.

Members of a fringe outfit affixed a poster in the name "Atal Marg" on the road signboard installed on Akbar Road indicating the name of the road for public convenience.

They were demanding that the road should be renamed as "Atal Marg" in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. However, the group failed to answer basic questions about the former prime minister. When asked on which date Vajpayee was born, they had no clue about it.

The police have removed the poster and detained those who pasted it.

This is not the first time Akbar Road signboard has been defaced.

In 2016, Akbar Road signboards were defaced and posters of Maharna Pratap Marg were put up. Hindu Sena, a right-wing outfit, had then claimed responsibility for the act.

Two years ago General V K Singh (retired) had written to the Union Minister for Urban Development, proposing that Akbar Road be renamed Maharana Pratap Road.

The road on which residences of several Union ministers, BJP chief Amit Shah as well and the Congress office are situated, falls under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

NDMC Vice Chairman Karan Singh Tanwar had then said that he would raise the issue before the council but no proposal in this regard was made.

(With PTI inputs)