Rahul Gandhi again detained, released by Delhi police in protest march

Rahul Gandhi
Photo of Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was today again detained and later released by the Delhi police during his party took out a protest march from Jantar Mantar against “disrespect” to the family of an ex-Indian Army subedar who committed suicide.

Rahul told media persons that he was restrained soon after he reached the venue of protest march which is to culminate at India Gate.

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He said pointing to the car he was in with party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, “They are not taking me to the police station so we are sitting here, but later released by the cops.”

Congress Vice President said, “I was told that I am being taken away as Section 144 (of the Criminal Procedure Code) was imposed here.”

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He slammed the Narendra Modi government, saying it “should show respect to the family” of the ex-soldier Ram Kishan Grewal who committed suicide on Tuesday over the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP).

The Congress leader said that family of the deceased soldier had been “disrespected” and its members were detained by the police on Wednesday.

The 70-year-old retired Rajputana Rifles subedar committed suicide in Delhi on Tuesday evening. He was demanding immediate implementation of OROP scheme.

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