March for democracy: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh briefly detained

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who were leading 'Save democracy' march in the national capital, were detained by Delhi Police on Friday.

Updated: May 06, 2016, 11:41 AM IST
March for democracy: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh briefly detained

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who were leading 'Save democracy' march in the national capital, were briefly detained by Delhi Police on Friday.

Besides the Congress' top guns, ef-Defence Minister AK Antony was also detained. All the four were taken to Parliament Street Police Station.

However, they were released within few minutes of detention.

The march which was planned from Jantar Mantar to Parliament is aimed at targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party led central government, which has taken on the Congress over the alleged Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper scam.

The grand old party's rally is being held in the backdrop of imposition of President's Rule in party-ruled Uttarkhand and Arunachal Pradesh and alleged attempts to destabilise the Congress government in Himachal Pradesh.