Politics over OROP suicide LIVE: Rahul Gandhi taken away from protest site, lashes out at govt

According to police, Gandhi was escorted away from the protest site due to security reason.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 8:18 pm
OROP suicide, orop vetran suicide, One Rank One Pension, Ram Kishan Grewal suicide, Ram Kishan Grewal, retired army subedar suicide, rahul gandhi, arvind kejriwal, BJP, PM Modi, pension, narendra modi, congress, AAP, India news, Indian express news New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi talking to media at Tilak Marg Police Station where he was detained in New Delhi on Wednesday. Jyotiraditya Scindia is also seen. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan(PTI11_2_2016_000269a)

The political drama over suicide of an ex-soldier over the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) continued on Thursday with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi being taken away by Delhi police from the protest site at Jantar Mantar where leaders of his party organised a a candle light march.

According to police, Gandhi was escorted away from the protest site due to security reason. He was 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.

“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,” he told reporters.

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.

He was earlier detained twice by the police on Wednesday when he went to RML hospital to meet the family of the ex-serviceman. The family members of the ex-soldier were also manhandled by the police.

Lashing out at the Centre for ill treatment to the kin of the ex-soldier, Gandhi had said that the government must apologise to the bereaved family. “I was detained for doing my job. When I asked the police as to why they were doing this, they said that they had received the orders to do so from the top. Is it wrong to offer condolences? I just wanted to meet the family once. When they came out to meet me they were beaten and dragged to the police station,” Rahul told the media here after he was released from the Tilak Marg Police Station.

The body of Ram Kishan Grewal, a former Rajputana Rifles subedar, allegedly consumed poison at a Delhi park on Tuesday evening demanding the immediate implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, was cremated in his village on Thursday in the presence of hundreds of people including Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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    M Nazir
    Nov 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm
    Utterly disgusting fellow. He makes me puke.
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      IML sood
      Nov 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm
      How lucky Delhi people are! Two jokers they can watch doing their funny acts,Pappu though immature but can do good nautanki show surrounded by a few exhausted,ragged and frustrated Cong. slaves trying to find some foothold in their lost heaven.Now about other big joker Khujli,less you say is better as he has displaced ex great joker Lalu, perhaps both have some common traits like abusing on and all,always speak about the matters beyond their comprehension,trying to come in limelight even on demise of some persons,speaking out of contest,arrogant atudes are a few to mention.
      1. L
        Nov 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm
        It appears this "suicide" has been arranged by the Corrupt Party to embar the government. The Corrupt Party's B Wing has given one 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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          The moon
          Nov 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm
          better bring this fellow to subramaniam swamy's house and answer his questions first..
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            The moon
            Nov 3, 2016 at 2:24 pm
            italian born who use the name hi
            1. V
              Nov 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm
              100 lashes at the back as per Sharia will make him all right
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                Truth Hurts
                Nov 3, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                Tell me What kind of politicians visits a suicide victim whose post mortem is going on and these vultures gather outside and do gutter politics.
                1. V
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                  Somebody please issue medical fitness cirtificate to both kejri and raga.... are they in good mental state?
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