‘Have you no shame,’ Rahul Gandhi asks cops on row over ex-soldier’s suicide

In a video that has surfaced, an upset Gandhi can be seen inside the police station lashing out at policemen for detaining him and the kin of the 'martyr'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:27 pm
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at officers inside a police station over the detention of the family members of an army veteran, who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, calling it “shameful” and symbolic of “undemocratic” mentality of the Modi government.

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In a video that has surfaced, an upset Gandhi can be seen inside the police station lashing out at policemen for detaining him and the kin of the ‘martyr’. “Do you not feel ashamed? He is a son of an army veteran, he is his father… and you are arresting them?” a livid Rahul told policemen pointing towards the deceased soldier Ram Kishan Grewal’s son and father.

“What is your name? You think the family of India’s martyr should be arrested? Do you not feel ashamed?,” Rahul asked a senior police officer at Mandir Marg police station where he was taken following his detention after he was denied entry into RML Hospital to meet Grewal’s family.

“A martyr’s family is arrested. This is Modi ji’s India,” he earlier told reporters outside RML Hospital.

“How can you arrest the son and father of martyr? And if you have not arrested them, then why are you not letting them go,” he said after his request for releasing Grewal’s family was turned down.

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“If you can arrest a veteran’s family, arrest me also,” Gandhi said. “How can you arrest a veteran’s kin?”

At a later stage, Gandhi told the officer to “at least let the veteran’s family go”.

Gandhi also told the media: “It is an undemocratic mentality. A new kind of India is being created. It is Modiji’s India.”

Grewal killed himself at a park here on Tuesday, police said.

Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also detained by the police. The Joint Commissioner of Police, Deependra Pathak said the detentions were made to control the situation.

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  1. A
    Nov 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    Where was this "shame" when you :lt;br/gt;1.Asked for Proof of surgical strike.lt;br/gt;2.Questioning police , for the killing of 8 SIMI operatives in Bhopal.lt;br/gt;3. Uttered Not a single word of condolence for the Bhopal jail head-constable.
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      Chandu Shah
      Nov 2, 2016 at 11:19 am
      This hi oo and Craziwal wants to seek publicity at every opportunity
      1. I
        IML sood
        Nov 2, 2016 at 2:02 pm
        Does Pappu and other big joker are aware what shame means?These both shameless born creatures as not fit to be called human being, are playing drama to win public sympathy which these so called leaders have lost long back.The utter failure of Pappu in UP and Khuji's failure in Goa,Gujarat and Panjab are stalking at their faces and therefore they are trying to be relavent in politics.They other Takla Dy of Khujli, he also wants publicity by playing same stunt.
        1. I
          Nov 3, 2016 at 6:51 am
          You .. Army cannot execute surgical strike on its own. It is the govt headed by Modi, which is accountable for the surgical strike, be it successful or failure.. If at all the surgical strike was a failure all these thugs would have started mudslinging at our Honorable PM that he was responsible for the failure..
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            Samanya Admi
            Nov 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm
            India is under attack both from outside and inside. Patriots now need to come forward to save India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The likes of Rahul hi and Arvind Kejariwal are a dangerous breed of politicians that have damaged India and need to be weeded out.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Jai Hind.
            1. T
              Nov 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm
              Good going RG.
              1. S
                Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59 am
                Rahul hi has No Shame when congress kept this OROP 43 years under their belly.Rahul got at least 2 working days.
                1. S
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm
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