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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    IML sood
    Nov 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    Shame and heaps of shame on Pappu and Khujli for doing politics on death of an ex serviceman.They have already lost public support and whatever is left is going drain.People are not fool if they think they could be mislead by this drama.They have done and doing these nautanki to remain relavent but who sides with them except some selected stooges.Cong. and it's B party AAP are sins in Indian political field.
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Nov 2, 2016 at 11:10 am
      Ra-owl ga-aandu'' and ''Manish chootiya should be sent to LOC to face militants IMMEDIATELY
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        PCKULKARNI
        Nov 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm
        What a language? Typical bhakt.
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          Trun
          Nov 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm
          PM and DM busy they don't have time to meet the relatives of ex soldier who sacrificed for Non implementation of OROP, What a shame. And the best part is their relatives are being thrashed, what better treatment a soldier and families can expect after serving the army .
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          Raje
          Nov 2, 2016 at 10:16 am
          Don't know what is the problem. Some retired people I know of are already receiving almost 2x of their old pension under OROP. Unfortunate to hear this.
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            Tinku
            Nov 3, 2016 at 3:45 am
            Rohit Vemula Suicide: Investigate if he was Dalit lt;br/gt;Akhlaq Lynching: Investigate Meat lt;br/gt;Ram Kishan Grewal Suicide: Investigate his Mental State
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              Tinku
              Nov 3, 2016 at 3:47 am
              dr sumit must be from gau rakshak team who is torturing sc/st in his locality.
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                Tony
                Nov 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm
                How can congress even think of talking against OROP when for 40 yrs they did not take any action...
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