Rahul Gandhi Arrested by UP Police On Way to Hathras. - NEWS SENTRY


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Thursday 1 October 2020

Rahul Gandhi Arrested by UP Police On Way to Hathras.

On the highway between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was detained for defying a ban on large gatherings as he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra headed to Hathras to meet the family of the gang rape victim who died on Tuesday and whose dead-of-night cremation by the UP police provoked nationwide outrage.

Rahul Gandhi alleged that he was pushed to the ground and lathi-charged when he and Priyanka Gandhi were marching on the highway after their convoy was stopped by Uttar Pradesh policemen.

"Why are you arresting me? What are the grounds for the arrest? Please tell the media," Rahul Gandhi said in a heated exchange with policemen, who said that they were charging him with "Section 188" - a law on defying official orders.

Visuals captured by news agencies show a scuffle between Rahul Gandhi and the UP Police. Rahul could be heard asking the police: “I want to walk to Hathras alone. Please tell me under which section are you arresting me.”

The Congress leaders’ convoy was stopped near Pari Chowk, prompting party workers and senior leaders to proceed on foot, with some functionaries saying they will walk down to Hathras.

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi climbed out of their vehicle and started walking with scores of Congress workers, shouting slogans against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A short while later, they faced a large group of Uttar Pradesh cops who tried to push them back.

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