Hathras politics: Rahul, Priyanka taken into custody by UP police, march to Hathras stopped

1 October, 2020 | Ojasvi Chauhan

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Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra on Thursday were detained by UP police. They were stopped by Uttar Pradesh authorities at Yamuna Expressway while they were on their way to Hathras to meet the famil...

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, party’s general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh were detained by Uttar Pradesh authorities on Thursday. They both were on their way to meet Hathras victim’s family. Rahul asked the cops that on what grounds was he being arrested, the cops said that they were arresting him under IPC’s section 188 for violation of an order.

Rahul and sister Priyanka Gandhi, party’s general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh were stopped on their way to Hathras by state authorities at Yamuna Expressway. Rahul Gandhi said to the media that he was pushed by the police. He said that the cops lathicharged him and threw him to the ground.

The Congress leader asked if only Prime Minister Modi can walk in the country and not a common man. He said that their cars were stopped by the authorities so they started walking.  Gandhis then started a foot-march to meet Hathras rape victim’s family after their convoy was stopped, their foot-march has been stopped as well by the authorities.

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Uttar Pradesh authorities have imposed a ban on crowding and gatherings citing coronavirus pandemic. Barricades had been placed on the borders in the view of Covid-19. Congress workers were holding massive protests there. Section 144 had also been imposed in the district.

19-year-old Hathras victim succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday in Delhi’s Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. Her family alleged that she was raped by four men from upper caste but the forensic reports that have come out today stating that the victim was not raped and that she died due to strangulation.

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