After 24 hours at a local guest house, Sitapur police on Tuesday officially arrested Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and at least 10 others.
Priyanka stopped on the way Lakhimpur Kerry, eight died A car belonging to Union Mos Home Ajay Misra Theni collided with protesters, sparking clashes.
Besides Priyanka Gandhi, those arrested include Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda, UP Congress state president Ajay Kumar Lallu and party MLC Deepak Singh. Arrested under Section 151 of the CRPC (Arrest for Prevention of Cognitive Crimes).
A total of 11 people have been arrested by us. At around 4.30am on Monday, Priyanka G was stopped on her way to Lakhimpur Gari. We told her that the situation was not right and that you should not go there as Section 144 CRPC is in force. She did not listen to us and in the presence of proper security, we had to take her to a local guest house, ”said Hurgan Station House Officer (SHO) Brijesh Kumar Tripathi, adding that the action would be decided by higher authorities.
Earlier, Priyanka released a video statement addressed to visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lucknow and asked if he had seen the alleged video about the Lucknow incident. She played a video that shows a Mahindra tar coming from behind and running over a group of protesters walking down the road.
This video shows your minister’s son cutting farmers under his vehicle. Watch this video and tell the nation why this minister has not been suspended and why the boy has not been arrested yet. You have arrested opposition leaders like me without an FIR, and I want to know why this person is free, ”he said.
“As you sit on the podium of ‘Azadi Ka Amirtha Utsav’ today, remember that the peasants gave us freedom. Even today our borders are protected by the sons of the peasants. It is your duty to protect them and it is the duty of the Constitution that you have pledged, ”he added.
Earlier, Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda released a tweet saying they have been under arrest for the past 36 hours, while those running over farmers are roaming freely. “It is free to cut down farmers. We are in police custody for 36 hours. There is mourning in peasant families, but the festival (festival) is celebrated in Lucknow. I would like to ask the people whether this country supports the runners or fights for the runaways,” he tweeted.