New Delhi, Nov 3: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was detained again on Thursday at Jantar Mantar where he joined his party in protest against the delay in the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
Gandhi was, however, released after almost two hours. While Gandhi said that he was detained by the police, officials from the Delhi Police denied the same stating that he was just moved from the protest site. He was later taken to Tughlak Road police station.
Was detained by Delhi Police and taken away from Jantar Mantar
Was detained by Delhi Police and taken away from Jantar Mantar— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 3, 2016
Gandhi was made to sit in a police vehicle. Speaking to reporters, he said: "We are asked to remain in the car by police, they are not telling where are they going to take us now."
He added, "I have been inside car for past half an hour, they not letting us out. I was told we were removed because of Sec 144."
"I went to pay my condolences. I will continue to sit here, it does not affect me," Gandhi said while speaking to reporters.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders and party workers continued to stage a protest against the detention of Gandhi. Several Congress party workers clashed with police officials at the site.
On Wednesday, Rahul was detained twice when he went to meet the family of Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the "non-implementation" of OROP.