National Herald Case : Around 800 Congress leaders, workers detained for protesting Rahul Gandhi’s questioning by ED

Delhi Police detain a Congress worker during party's protest march, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Image : The Tribune

Delhi Police detain a Congress worker during party's protest march, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Image : The Tribune

Around 800 senior Congress pioneers and laborers have been confined since Monday for fighting the scrutinizing of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate disregarding prohibitory orders and regardless of being denied authorization, authorities said.

Congress pioneers and laborers were additionally kept on Wednesday after they organized fights outside the ED office and the party central command here.

Gandhi showed up before the ED on Wednesday for the third back to back day of addressing in the National Herald illegal tax avoidance case.

Extraordinary Commissioner of Police (Law and Order zone-II) Sagar Preet Hooda said that the dissidents didn’t have consent.

“We have confined around 800 Congress allies and pioneers since Monday. They didn’t have authorization to dissent and we passed it on to them.

“Regardless of that they organized fights. We have made sufficient security plans,” Hooda said.

The police had on Monday kept 459 Congress laborers and senior pioneers and 217 on Tuesday.

A police proclamation had said CrPC Section 144 is as of now in force with impact from May 24 this year nearby, subsequently precluding holding of any open gathering, parades and exhibition.

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Vehicular development was impacted in focal Delhi on Wednesday after the police obstructed a few streets and redirected traffic as Gandhi showed up before the Enforcement Directorate.

A senior cop said around 400 traffic faculty were deputed in the New Delhi locale.

“No call has been gotten about any clog in the New Delhi locale. The traffic is being overseen easily. The redirections have been made on streets which have been shut,” the official said.

Gandhi (51) showed up at the ED base camp on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in focal Delhi around 11.35 am with his “Z+” class CRPF security escort.

He was joined by his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The scrutinizing started at 12 early afternoon. PTI

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