Hours after Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi were detained by police on Wednesday after they tried to meet the family members of the ex-serviceman who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, Sisodia lashed out at the Centre over his detention, terming it an ‘undeclared emergency’. “What is happening? I am meeting the family of the ex-serviceman and you detain me? This is undeclared emergency,” he said.
Sisodia was detained around 1 pm and was in detention for nearly 10 hours in the Parliament Street Police Station. He said he was not told what was his offence. “What worse could be than arresting the son of an ex serviceman just because they sought help from a political party?”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also detained by police hours after his Sisodia’s detention. Kejriwal’s detention outside Lady Hardinge hospital in central Delhi around 7:45 PM came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was taken into custody for the second time in a day, in an unprecedented clampdown on Opposition leaders.
Police justified its action of detaining leaders of political parties saying it will not allow anyone to disturb law and order in the city. The Congress and AAP leaders accused the Modi government of being responsible for the death of Grewal.