National Herald Case: Police 'stuff' van with Congress leaders as 'Satyagrah' march continues

New Delhi: 

Hundreds of Congress workers were detained by the Delhi Police as party leaders continued their ‘Satyagrah’ against the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) probe against Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case for the second consecutive day.

On Tuesday, the police detained Delhi party chief Anil Chaudhary and other leaders including Senior Congress leaders Gaurav Gogoi, Deepender Singh Hooda, Ranjeet Ranjan, Imran Pratapgarhi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and party General Secratary Randeep Surjewala.  

As of today morning, as many as 459 Congress leaders were detained including Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, KC Venugopal and Mallikarjun Kharge, reported a news agency PTI. The workers of grand-old party were protesting across the nation against the ED and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre. 

The Opposition party alleged that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is misusing the central agencies against its political opponents.  

“I condemn BJP government for misusing institutions like IT and ED to target political opponents. Narendra Modi is under illusion if he thinks he can intimidate us with such threats,” tweeted former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah.  

P Chidambaram, who was also detained by the Delhi Police, accused the latter of manhandling the protesting Congress workers. The former Finance Minister alleged that he suffered hairline fractures in ribs amid the scuffle.

Earlier on Tuesday, the summoned Rahul Gandhi again for interrogation in a money laundering case in the National Herald Newspaper. On Monday, Gandhi was interrogated for 10 hours.


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