OROP suicide: Rahul Gandhi released, after being detained for third time in two days

Rahul was leading a candle light march organised by the Delhi Congress unit from Jantar Mantar to India Gate when police personnel restrained him and whisked him away on a van.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 2:12 pm
Rahul Gandhi, along with Congress leader Jyotiram Scindia in the Delhi Police van. (Source: Twitter/@INCIndia) Rahul Gandhi, along with Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Delhi Police van. (Source: Twitter/@INCIndia)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was Thursday detained by Delhi Police and prevented from marching to India Gate to protest the suicide of an ex-serviceman, allegedly over OROP, a day after he was detained twice while trying to meet the family of the deceased soldier. He was released after two hours of detention.

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Attacking the Narendra Modi government as he talked to reporters after release, Rahul said, “Yeh Modiji ka naya Hindustan hai (This is Modiji’s new India).” Rahul said that he tried to register a compaint in the police station but the police refused to accept it. “If they can’t accept the complaint of a MP, how will they accept the complaint of a poor person then,” he said.

Rahul was leading a candle light march organised by the Delhi Congress unit from Jantar Mantar to India Gate when police personnel restrained him and whisked him away on a van. He was, according to police, later dropped at a place on Feroze Shah Road, Police said. The Congress leader, however, claimed in a tweet: “Was detained by Delhi police and taken away from Jantar Mantar.”

“Police vehicle was stopped at 5, Feroze Shah Road, enroute to Tughlak Road PS,” he tweeted, later telling reporters, “I have only one thing to say that the way the family was treated was wrong and it may affect the morale of the army. The police should at least apologise to the family.”

A police official said the action was taken keeping Rahul’s security in mind as the crowd at Jantar Mantar was swelling by the minute. Wednesday, Rahul was detained twice when he went to meet the family of Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the “non-implementation” of One Rank One Pension (OROP).

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First Published on: November 3, 2016 9:21 pm
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    Dalbir
    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm
    Committing suicide is illegal in India, RG is cashing on let, K is bestowing one Croke to the family, I think need to consider legal implications. RG should should grow and establish as leader of the opposition party, aK should use that money to fill the pot s in the Delhi roads. Shameless leaders, just harping on the opportunity. Without considering that people are smart.
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      Hari
      Nov 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm
      The Corrupt Party Prince deserves to be in jail permanently for the mega corruption under his government - 2G, Coalgate, National Herald, Agastha, to name a few. In fact this man is on bail in National Herald case. He is doing drama by courting arrest for just two hours.
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        IML sood
        Nov 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm
        Pappu has been released ,ok. Time is coming when these these few jokers will find jail more suitable for them as people will be chasing them for their crimes. Rest ured no Cong or their sympathiser Aaptard will be spared by the people.
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          Kanu Patel
          Nov 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm
          Rahul and KEJARIVAL have no courage to attend the funerals of real martyrs , from back doors they have started to attend a suicider ex armyman's.
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            Javed Khan
            Nov 3, 2016 at 10:45 pm
            Rahul Pappu is playing politics and suddenly appears to polarize the potion. And you call this as arrogance and misuse of power of BJP? How? You have the facts? There are so many people who died in URI and Pathankot. Did he visit them? Why follow the Christian tradition of candle light march in a Hindu country? Come on. People are not that stupid. We had enough of this monarchy of stolen name looted India hi family. Let's not sell our soul to white supremacist Christian funded mafia facshist Sonia family.
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              Lalitha
              Nov 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm
              It appears this "suicide" has been arranged by the Corrupt Party to embarr the government. The Corrupt Party's B Wing has given 1 crore to the family. Need to investigate whether there was any deal. No one in any right sense will die because he did not receive just Rs 5000 extra pension. People of this country do not respect such opportunists. Nation salutes those soldiers who died in the border, defending the nation. Please note that the Corrupt Party or its Prince or its B Wing never cared about them, and never gave anything to their families.
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                MyTake
                Nov 3, 2016 at 11:51 pm
                Congies and Commie alike are not expected to see logic or make any sense of anything! Basic question is what kind of a soldier if he or she is vulnerable to suicide? Only mental situation can be an excuse, nothing else!
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                  Myrake
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 7:17 pm
                  To a lay man if a soldier committ suicide (no matter for what condition and what the level of adversity is), instead of fighting his way up, how can such a person be called soldier? Is something wrong with India. national psyche that producing such soldiers? This only gives ammunition to enemies that India has such state of affairs even with what consutes its fighting force!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Can anyone enlighten?
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                    SubbuI
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 6:33 pm
                    BJP GETTING NIGHTMARES IF ANY RAHUL HI NEWS APPEARS. EVEN HE SNEEZES THEY HEAR THUNDERS AND IF HE WINKS THEY SEE LIGHTNING. HALLO.NALAYAK NMODI. DON'T GET PANAROID.LEAVE HIM ALONE. lt;br/gt;NALAYAK NMODI. YOU NOW SWITCH ALL YOUR OVER SMARTNESS TO KASHMIR ISSUE NOW. THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE AND YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT.RAHUL AND NDTV BAN. NEWS AND VIEWS CAN BE SEEN LATTER.
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                      SubbuI
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                      THE WAY NALAYAK NMODI IS LINGERING WITH KASHMIR PROBLEN FOR LAST 3 MONTHS WITH TOTAL CURFEW, 500 BLINDINGS.120 KILLINGS. MORE THAN 30 SCHOOLS BURNT ALREADY.THIS NALAYAK PM BY NOT ATTENDING THE SEPTIC WOUND IN ONE OF THE LIMB(i.e. A PART OF INDIA) LETTING IN TO GANGERENE ULTIMATELY GOING FOR AMPUTING THE PARTlt;br/gt;IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT ONE DAY UNDER PRESSURE FROM ALL BIG POWERS LIKE AMERICA.RUSSIA.CHINA.BRITTON AND OTHER UNO COUNTRIES THE NALAYAK PM MAY HAND OVER KASHMIR ON PLATTER TO STHAN. lt;br/gt;VERY IRRESPONSIBLE ATUDE NOT GOOD FOR THE NATION
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                        Vani
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm
                        A 65 year old Congressman commits "suicide" because he did not receive extra Rs 5000 pension, that too because there was error in the bank calculation. The family gets one crore after the "suicide", and the Corrupt Party Prince is politicising the incident and does arrest drama. People can clearly see the games behind it.
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                          Akhlesh Mathur
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                          He is trying to be the drama king learning from Arvind K
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                            amit
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm
                            Kajri has no jobs or there is grossly ignoring his job, look at the roads of Delhi.... pollution of Delhi. Photo ops is only one day affair will not help in the long run. Regarding RAGA go to UP, try your luck their, Delhi is far off for you.
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                              Anand Sudan
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                              The congress has looted the country through innumerable corruptions and scams and it want to rule the country again. It is now with the anti nationals and terrorists. Congress has supported the pro- Pak brigade in JNU which has shouted slogans for the destruction of the country. It also gave good certificate to terrorists like Israt Jahan.
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                                Arkson
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm
                                Well if the govtvtried to take advantage of army's surgical strike, why not be responsible for looking after them.
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                                  avi
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm
                                  Shameful and totally disgraceful to make political milage from a corpse ???
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                                    arun dass
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm
                                    raul is Selfish , if he distibutes the looted amount among 125 cr Indians , every citizen would have become millioner.....
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                                      Eknath Meshram
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm
                                      THE ARROGANCE AND MISUSE OF POWER WILL COST THE BJP VERY HEAVILY AS IT COSTED CONGRESS ALSO. THE MAJORITY OF POTION AS YET NOT SEEN THE TANGIBLE RESULTS FROM THE RULING DISPENSATION.THE MISUSE OF POWER AND MISLEADING PROMISES ONLY CAN BE EXPECTED FROM THE RULING CL AFTER GRABING THE POWER IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY. HENCE,STRONG OPPOSITION IS ALWAYS REQUIRED TO CHECK THE MISDEEDS OF RULING PARTY IN THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE. MR RAHUL HI MUST HAVE STRONG PERSONALITY TO DO CONSTRUCTIVE OPPOSITION FOR THE EXISTENCE AND SURVIVAL OF SELF AND HIS PARTY. CONSTRUCTIVE OPPOSITION IS ALWAYS NECESSARY FOR THE SURVIVAL OF DEMOCRACY. MR RAHUL HI WILL HAVE TO TAKE IT MUCH MORE SERIOUSLY.
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                                        imti
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 4:19 pm
                                        He should share his booty of 10 years with OROP affected and start distributing them, only then we may believe his tears are not crocodile type
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                                          Mohanan k
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm
                                          According to INDIANS VEDIC ASTROLOGY belief RAHU and KETHU are problem makers with negative mentality. It is very difficult to avoid them too. Both are severed HEAD and Tail an ASURA and in the form of A SNAKE lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now RAHUL and KEJRI are the latest negative minded RAHU and KETHU of INDIA. Both always want INDIA with miseries and issues so that they can enjoy by interfering and exploit the issue for their personal advantages.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RAHU and KETHU affects persons such a way that affected persons get temptations like killing, suicide etc.lt;br/gt;Earlier there was another case of suicide in the name of farmer. It happened by provocation by KEJRI. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In this case RAHU seems more dominant factor than KETHU. The man who committed suicide have more than Rs25000/- as drawing pension. For a just short amount of Rs5000/- his mind lost patience and committed suicide as if deeply affected by RAHU or KETHU.lt;br/gt;It is pathetic to know he was having OROP order for pension and short in pensions was calculations error by disbursing bank.
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                                            kris kumar
                                            Nov 3, 2016 at 8:44 pm
                                            Lock this joker up for ever as he is dangerous animal. Pappu the frustrated opportunist with no brain shedding crocodile tears to sympathesise with the dead family. The enquiry on suicidal is still to be determined and goons like Khujriwal and Pappu are trying to compete to show who get their first. A soldier who commit suicide should be investigated and determined whether it was due to OROP or he borrowed too much and could not pay back. Corrupt Congressi who did very little for the benefit of soldiers for 67 years are now demanding apology. It is time jokers Pappu and Khujriwal stopped this drama acts. It shows how stupid these two are who run together as soon as something happen whether it is JNU, dalits death in Hydrabad or any where else. Khujriwal is least concerned about the killer pollution in Delhi like he was least concerned when dengue epidemic grasped Delhi. Instead of preparing and getting ready for thick fog and a for asthma sufferer ya Khujriwal is running everywhere else. This kuta Khujriwal has no shame. This CM le has made him arrogant aapxxrd.
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