Politics over OROP suicide: Rahul Gandhi detained again; high drama at RML hospital; it’s not a place of protest, say police

“Let’s see how long I have to wait here. I am certain that I will talk to the family. This is a strange behaviour. This is Modi’s ji’s country,” he told ANI after being denied permission to visit the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:27 pm
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was detained for a second time by Delhi Police and taken to an undisclosed location after he tried to meet the family members of the ex-serviceman who allegedly committed suicide as high drama unfolded on streets in Lutyens’ Delhi with Congress and AAP workers staging protests.

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Gandhi along with other Congress leaders, including Jyotiraditya Scindia and Ajay Maken were bundled into a police van and taken to a police station, sources said. They, however, did not disclose where the Congress leaders were taken.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi was detained at the RML Hospital when he tried to meet the family members of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide last night over the One Rank-One Pension issue, and taken to Mandir Marg police station. He was detained for around 70 minutes before being released.

Angry at being detained by Delhi Police, Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Let’s see how long I have to wait here. I am certain that I will talk to the family. This is a strange behaviour. This is Modi’s ji’s country,” he told ANI.

WATCH VIDEO: OROP Suicide: BJP & Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Rahul Gandhi’s Detention

Meanwhile, Special Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Meena told the media that Rahul Gandhi has been detained for trying to enter the hospital despite being advised otherwise.

“It is a hospital and not a place for demonstration. Rahul Gandhi detained at Mandir Marg Police Station for ‘disruption of duty’. Democracy doesn’t mean creating obstruction. Leaders must also understand that hospital is not the place to hold any demonstrations,” he added.

Grewal consumed poison last afternoon. However, the cause behind Grewal’s suicide is yet to be ascertained.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Grewal’s family in Bhiwani, Haryana, later in the day.

Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia was also taken into custody by the police after he visited Ram Manohar Lohia hospital to meet the family of Grewal. The police also detained other Congress leader including Randeep Surjewala and Kiran Choudhary.

Grewal’s son Jaswant urged the government to look into the matter.

“My father sacrificed for the nation. He was demanding the One Rank, One Pension. The Modi Government should think about this,” he said.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi released after one and a half hours from his second detention at a police station.

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Leaders from across parties were requested to not gather near gate because of hospital services getting hampered due to crowd: Delhi Police

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Family is cooperating with us in the due process, and all leaders who were detained have been released: Delhi Police

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Rahul Gandhi has been taken to Tilak Marg police station: RS Surjewala

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Rahul Gandhi detained again after meeting late ex-serviceman’s family

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Very sad one of our former jawans committed suicide.Unfortunate that Rahul Gandhi&Manish Sisodia stopped from visiting bereaved family: Mamata Banerjee

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Reason for his suicide being reported is OROP, don’t know what his mental state was, need investigation: VK Singh on ex-serviceman suicide

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Rahul Gandhi had gone alone (to meet family of ex-serviceman), there was no violation of any law…it is illegal detention: Anand Sharma

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Deputy CM has also been detained, we have a cabinet meeting today which we will have to cancel now. This is ‘gundagardi’: Delhi CM Kejriwal

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Congress workers protest outside Mandir Marg Police Station in Delhi as police detain Rahul Gandhi.