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Army veteran Ram Kishan Grewal's suicide triggers political storm: As it happened

By Biplob Ghosal | By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:51
Zee Media Bureau

A retired soldier's alleged suicide over One Rank One Pension issue on Wednesday snowballed into a huge political showdown in Delhi with CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi being detained by Delhi police.

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10:51 AM

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Bhiwani to attend funeral of Ram Kishan Grewal. Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Randeep Surjewala and Kuldeep Bishnoi also present.

A media report said Congress members asked the deceased's family members not to take the body to the cremation site till Rahul Gandhi's arrival.

23:39 PM

After being detained for almost 8 hours, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been released from RK Puram police station.

Our protest will continue till OROP is implemented, says Arvind Kejriwal.

23:39 PM

Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Garehwal's post mortem conducted. Body being taken to Bhiwani, Haryana: ANI.

23:19 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal rejects report of refusing to leave RK Puram police stations, says 'he has been asked to stay back'.

22:17 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal released from detention but refused to leave RK Puram police station, PTI quotes sources as saying.

22:14 PM

Congress workers stage protest against vice-president Rahul Gandhi's detention in New Delhi, burns effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lucknow.

22:01 PM

NDA government responsible for Army veteran's suicide, detention of AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is condemnable, says Telangana Congress President N Uttam Kumar Reddy.


21:46 PM

Kin of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who were detained for over 7 hours, released. 

21:42 PM

AAP leader Manish Sisodia comments on his detention by the Delhi Police after being released from police custody.

"What worse could be than arresting the son of an ex-serviceman just because they sought help from a political party? What is happening? I am meeting the family of the ex-serviceman and you detain me? This is an undeclared emergency," Sisodia said.

21:32 PM

Centre's betrayal to nation's ex-servicemen over implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme resulted in the suicide of Ram Kishan Grewal. I will restart 'andolan' if OROP is not implemented, says social activist Anna Hazare.

First Published: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:54
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