5000 Congress workers court arrest during protest, released later

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Meerut, Jan 21: Uttar Pradesh Congress on Wednesday held a protest against the state government over its alleged anti-people policies, deteriorating law and order situation and dues of the farmers, during which nearly 5000 party activists courted arrest.

The protest, held at the Gymkhana Maidan here, was led by leaders like Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal, Raj Babbar, Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes PL Punia, state Congress chief Nirmal Khatri, former state chief Rita Bahuguna and others.

The protest was held at the Gymkhana Maidan.

However, these leaders were not arrested.

Nearly 5000 Congress activists were arrested during the protest, a government spokesperson said.

They were taken to Police Lines and later released in the evening, a police spokesperson added.


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