Congress Leader Pawan Khera arrested at Delhi airport, matter reaches SC
23 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Senior Congress leader Pawan Khera was arrested at the Delhi airport on Thursday. SC has agreed to hear a plea relating to the arrest.
Senior Congress leader Pawan Khera was arrested at the Delhi airport on Thursday after a FIR was filed against him. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea relating to the arrest.
The SC will hear the plea at 3 o’clock today. Senior Advocate AM Singhvi mentioned a plea apprising the court about the arrest of Pawan Khera. Singhvi seeks interim relief for Khera and consolidation of FIR since several are being registered across the country.
Earlier, the Assam Police registered a case against the Congress leader in the Dima Hasao district. The Congress leaders protested after Delhi Police prevented Khera from boarding the plane at the airport.
The Congress leader reacted to the same saying that he is “ready to fight the long battle” soon after Assam Police arrested him in the national capital.
Khera will be presented in a Delhi court and will be taken to Assam on transit remand. “We will see (in which case they are taking me). It’s a long battle and I’m ready to fight,” said Khera as Delhi Police took him after he was deboarded from an aircraft at Delhi airport.
Congress leader Pawan Khera was stopped from boarding a plane at Delhi airport after a request was received from the Assam Police to stop him,” Delhi Police said on Thursday.
The Congress leaders protested after Khera was stopped by Delhi Police from boarding the plane at the airport. In a video shared on Congress’s Twitter handle, Pawan Khera said that he does not know why was he deboarded.
“I don’t know. I was told that your baggage has to be checked. I said I do not have any luggage except a handbag. When I came down, I was told that I cannot go, a DCP would come. We are waiting for the DCP for the last 20 minutes. I don’t know why I am being stopped,” he said.
IndiGo said in a statement: “A passenger was deplaned by the police at the Delhi airport from Raipur-bound flight 6E 204. Some other passengers have also decided to deboard on their own accord. We are following the advice of the concerned authorities. The flight is delayed as of now and we regret the inconvenience caused to other passengers.”