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OROP suicide row: Rahul Gandhi released after being detained during protest march

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Was On Thursday Detained At Delhi’s Jantar Mantar During Candle-light March For Ex-serviceman Kishan Grewal, Who Allegedly Committed Suicide Over OROP On Tuesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 03 Nov 2016, 10:39:10 PM
Rahul Gandhi detained at Jantar Mantar (Pic: ANI)

New Delhi:

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday detained at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar during candle-light march for ex-serviceman Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide over OROP on Tuesday. Police escorted Rahul Gandhi away from the protest site due to security concerns.

Here are the Live updates:

#What wrong did Rahul Gandhi do that he was detained three times in the last 24 hours?: Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress 

#Ye Modiji ka naya Hindustan hai: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi after being released by police post 2 hour detention

#If they can't accept the complaint of a MP, how will they accept the complaint of a common man?: Rahul Gandhi

#Tried to give in a complaint in the police station, but the police said we can't accept it: Rahul Gandhi

#Rahul's aide Kanishk Singh files complaint at Tughlak road police station that Rahul Gandi has been kidnaped by police. Complaint has been filed under IPC 340, 346, 375, 350, 365: Sources

#Delhi Police has abducted Rahul Gandhi & taken him where? We're trying to lodge a complaint; It’s worse than emergency: Jitendra Singh, Congress

#Rahul Gandhi taken from Feroz Shah Road in the PCR van

#Congress leaders stage a protest against the detention of party VP Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

Here is what Rahul Gandhi said after detention:

#Clash between police and Congress workers protesting over Rahul Gandhi's detention in Delhi

#Mai toh yahan baitha rahunga, mujhe koi fark nahi padta..main khush hoon

#It's almost half an hour and we are still here in the car. Way the family was treated and dragged, Govt should apologise for it

#Have been inside car for past half an hour, not letting us out; nt even taking us to PS; was told we were removed bcz of Sec144

#We are asked to remain in the car by police, they are not telling where are they going to take us now

On Wednesday, the alleged suicide of an army veteran over the OROP issue snowballed into a huge political showdown in the capital with Rahul Gandhi being detained twice by Delhi police amid high drama. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also detained.

The Congress immediately latched on to the issue after reports of the suicide came in the morning with party leaders taking to the streets. Rahul Gandhi went to RML Hospital to meet the bereaved family and express his condolences, but was taken into custody and kept at Mandir Marg police station. He was again detained at the Tilak Marg police station and released late at night. Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia also met similar fate.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 03 Nov 2016, 07:10:00 PM