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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  1. D
    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.
    1. H
      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.
      1. I
        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.
        1. K
          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.
          1. J
            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.
            1. L
              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.
            2. M
              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!
              1. M
                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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