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Delhi police say eight Congress leaders, 150 workers detained for 20 minutes

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 26 Oct 2018, 07:39:07 PM
Security beefed up at CBI HQ; Congress protests in Delhi, Patna, Lucknow

New Delhi:

Security has been beefed up out CBI office in the national capital as the Congress is set to hold protests outside all CBI offices across the country demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the nation for unceremoniously sending Alok Verma on leave. The party also demandsthe reinstatement of the CBI director.

Top Congress leaders will be part of the protest outside the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in the national capital, while state leaders, including state party chiefs, will take part in similar protests, according to PTI reports.

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Top Congress sources said the party will ask the prime minister to apologise to the nation for "illegal and unconstitutional" sending on leave of the CBI director. The party will also seek reinstatement of Verma.

Apart from sending Verma and Asthana on leave, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by the prime minister also transferred several CBI officials and appointed M Nageswar Rao as the interim chief of the agency.

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The Congress has been maintaining that Verma was removed for allegedly willing to probe the "irregularities" in the Rafale deal and has slammed the Narendra Modi government for the same.

Eight leaders and 150 workers were detained for 20 minutes and then released: DCP South Vijay Kumar on Congress protest outside CBI headquarters in Delhi.



Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leaves Lodhi Colony police station.

PM can run, he can hide but in the end, truth will be revealed. Removing Director will not help. PM acted against CBI Director; it was an act out of panic: Congress President Rahul Gandhi after leaving Lodhi Colony police station in Delhi



ongress President Rahul Gandhi inside Lodhi Colony Police Station after being reportedly detained during the protests.



Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders of the Congress Party detained during the protests at the CBI Headquarters in Delhi.




Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders who were protesting near headquarters have been arrested: RS Surjewala



Congress doesn't have any people's issues to raise that is why they are taking up these non-issues. We should wait for the investigation report: Home Minister Rajnath Singh



of Congress workers being detained by police during protests near headquarters in Delhi.



Telangana: Congress workers stage protest near CBI Office in Hyderabad



Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot lead the protest march to CBI HQ against the removal of CBI Chief Alok Verma.



Chandigarh: Police use water cannon at Congress workers who are protesting against the removal of CBI Director Alok Verma 



Congress President Rahul Gandhi leads protest march from Dyal Singh College to CBI HQ.



Congress's Anand Sharma, CPI's D Raja and Sharad Yadav outside Dyal Singh College, ahead of the protest march to CBI HQ against the removal of CBI Director Alok Verma.



Congress workers hold protest outside the CBI office in Lucknow.



Bihar: Congress workers hold a protest outside the CBI office in Patna



<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="et" dir="ltr">Rafale ke khel se ghabraayi Modi-Shah ki jodi isliye raaton-raat CBI todi. Satyamav Jayate! Loktantra Moditantra ko harayega: Jaiveer Shergill, Congress, outside Dyal Singh College in Delhi, ahead of the protest march to CBI HQ against the removal of CBI Director Alok Verma <a href="https://t.co/nvEFwwPZ4A">pic.twitter.com/nvEFwwPZ4A</a></p>&mdash; ANI (@ANI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1055686317663649793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 26, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Security tightened and barricading outside CBI headquarters ahead of Congress protest against the removal of CBI Director Alok Verma



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First Published : 26 Oct 2018, 08:40:57 AM

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