Rajnath Singh defends police action after Rahul, Sisodia detention at RML

"OROP is a long standing demand and our government, the Prime Minister, has fulfilled it," he said at a press conference.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 2, 2016 6:33 pm
Rahul gandhi, Rajnath Singh, manish Sisodia, OROP, Rahul gandhi OROP martyr, RML hospital Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday defended the action of Delhi Police after it detained Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at a hospital here when they tried to meet relatives of an army veteran who allegedly committed suicide over OROP. “Whatever has to be done for risk reduction, the Delhi Police will do,” he told reporters while replying queries on the issue. Delhi Police comes under the Home Ministry. The Home Minister downplayed the incident where the Congress leader vent anger at policemen over the detention of the family members Ram Kishan Grewal and said the long pending ‘One Rank, One Pension’ issue has been resolved by the NDA government by implementing it.

“OROP is a long standing demand and our government, the Prime Minister, has fulfilled it,” he said at a press conference called to brief about a ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction, to be held here from tomorrow.

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After he was detained by police at RML hospital where Grewal’s body was kept and taken to Mandir Marg police station, Rahul vent his anger at policemen over the detention of the family members of the army veteran, who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, calling it “shameful” and symbolic of “undemocratic” mentality of the Modi government.

The 70-year-old ex-serviceman from Haryana’s Bhiwani district ended his life yesterday by consuming poison on the
lawns behind a government building in Janpath, the central area of the capital.