‘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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First Published on: November 2, 2016 4:35 pm
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    Arvind
    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
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        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.
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          Indian
          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.
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              Trun
              Nov 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm
              Good going RG.
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                sb
                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.
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                  SubbuI
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm
                  RAHUL HI IS RIGHT IN ASKING WHY THE DEAD VETEREN KINS ARE DETAINED? WHY NO ONE ANSWER THAT OTHER THAN REDICULING AND ABUSING RAHUL HI?
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                    Anil
                    Nov 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                    INDIA DESTRO.... 3 YEARS..THANKS BJP...lt;br/gt;WE WILL NOT GET THIS COUNTRY BACK AS SAME EVEN IF CONGRESS COMES BACK...IRREPAIRABLE DAMAGES HAVE BEEN DONE...
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                      Alab
                      Nov 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm
                      Ah Rahulji Your g ma detained many Are you sorry for that ? Why did not decide on OROP when you were in power ? You are not bothered ~ only crocodile tears like crocodile slogans of Roti Kapda and Makan. You should be ashamed and at least keep quiet.
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                        Anand Sudan
                        Nov 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm
                        India is in great heights under BJP. Countries in the world are looking on us.stan is isolated.
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                          Anand Sudan
                          Nov 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm
                          Why Rahul and kejri not visited the police man killed by the SIMI terrorists?
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                            arun
                            Nov 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                            Rahul hi is suffering from a mental condition called OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). He hears or sees news of some soldier or his relative dead, he will start his rant against Modi. The same disorder is also exhibited by some other leaders like Kejri. High time they get treaded..
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                            1. अशोक.गोविंद.शहा
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                              vande mataram-rahul hi is opportunist to see dead soldures family and to talk to then seems to be to foment trouble OROP issue has been solved satisfactorily and congres instigate remaining to gain political milage people should be aleart from colgate fame congress for ever ja g t r ho
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                                Raj
                                Nov 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm
                                Can someone just lock him up permanently? His sight is irritating beyond belief. The guy has died, and all the attention is on this gentleman. Evil stuff...
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                                  Raj
                                  Nov 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm
                                  RAGA, calling him that is an insult to Indian singing. Feel like vomiting.
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                                    Avinash
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 3:15 am
                                    How do you know that they have not visited?
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                                      Dash
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                                      Shame on these 3rd-grade politicians who are politicizing a suicide.99 percent of veterans are happy with OROP. A commiittee is looking into issues raised by some ex-servicemen. Where was this sympathy when 20 soldiers lost their lives in Uri attack. Votebank politics does not allow Kejri and Pappu to visit marrrs' families but they do not feel any shame in politicizing a suicide. The mental health of the person who commtted suicide is unknown. How can thesw shameless men politcize it? India ns must see the ulterior mogives of such poliicians who stood by stan after surgical strikes.
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                                        Dash
                                        Nov 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm
                                        What was Pappu doing when his govt was in power? Such disgusting politics must end.That man who committed suicide qas not eligible to get OROP as he worked for 6 years in Army. You have to work for 15 years to get benefits of OROP but shameless politicians loke Kejri and Pappu have politicized the issue. Indja deserves better and sensible people in opposition. Modi has got a irresponsible opposition whose leaders support Pak,qestion Army\'s integrity. Indians must reject these antinationals. Mercenaries like Satbir Singh are responsible for the death of the man who committed suicide.
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                                          Balaji
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 8:39 am
                                          One soldier committing suicide can not be called as martyr. It may be the economical condition responsible for this situation. This situation is not the result of One day. It is the result of a long period of time. We are telling him martyr if he loses his life for the sake of country during performing his duty. If life is lost for any other reason can not be termed as martyr. In our country many people remain under poverty line. No body is crying for them. Why this suicidal case making so much drama, Only these big politician can know ,not any ordinary person like me. Simply joining the army should not glorify the person. It is their requirement and they join. They become respectable if they lose their life during the job. Now a days too much of politics spoiling the true spirit.
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                                            Champa Bai
                                            Nov 2, 2016 at 2:51 pm
                                            he has become a laughing stock now...not only in India but globally and if he feels that by doing this nautanki congress can come to power......then GOD only can save this guy and his party
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