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Rahul Gandhi arrested in Greater Noida, released on bail in midnight drama

Written by kumaran   // May 12, 2011   // Comments Off


There was late night action in Bhatta Parsaul on Wednesday as the Uttar Pradesh police first took Rahul Gandhi into preventive custody, and then released him on bail about two-and-a-half hours later. The twin villages in Greater Noida , on the outskirts of the national capital, have been the epicentre of protests for the last few days.

Mr Gandhi was taken away from the dharna site in Bhatta Parsaul in a grey Tata Safari to the Kasna police station. He was then given bail and dropped off at the Delhi-UP border. State Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Raj Babbar were also arrested and released with Mr Gandhi.     Rahul Gandhi and the other Congress leaders had planned to sit with the protesting farmers through the night.Sources said this was being seen as Rahul Gandhi taking on Mayawati on her home turf yet again.

The state government says Chief Minister Mayawati is being targetted. “At around 8 pm in the evening, the district administration recieved an application for a rally in Bhatta Parsaul by the Congress. So apprehending a law-and-order disruption by anti-social elements, section 144 was imposed again. That is why congress leaders have been taken into custody and they will be released on the border, “said UP Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh in Lucknow. [Read More]

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