New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Delhi Police for detaining party president Rahul Gandhi thrice in two days over the OROP suicide row.
Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday detained for the third time in two days, with Delhi Police picking him up from Jantar Mantar to prevent him from leading a protest march over the suicide of ex- serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, allegedly due to his grievances in implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
Lashing out at the Delhi Police, Singh vented out his anger on his Twitter account saying, “Is it a crime if a political leader wants to participate in a peaceful candle march in memory of an ex Serviceman?”
Further hitting out at the City Police, which comes under the Home Ministry, the Congress MP tweeted: “Can Delhi Police pl tell us under which provisions of Law was Rahul Gandhi detained thrice in two days?”
“Can Delhi Police pl explain why they are not registering FIR against the illegal detention of Rahul Gandhi?” his another tweet said.
“If Police is behaving like this with a MP and Congress vice president in Delhi what must be happening to a common man in rural area,” Singh asked.
The alleged suicide of Grewal has snowballed into a huge political showdown in Delhi with opposition parties, especially the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party severely criticising the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.