Congress leaders released after being held for protests

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 15:14


New Delhi: Congress leaders Arvinder Singh Lovely, Dr. Naresh Kumar and Sajjan Kumar, who have been leading a vociferous protest against the water and power crisis in Delhi, have been released after being detained for an hour by the Delhi police in Nangloi.

Upon his release, Lovely told ANI, "I and others were brought to Mundka Thana which is very far rather than being taken to a nearby local station. This was a way to muffle the voices of people."

He added, "The government which used to talk about the democratic principles had now become the biggest killer of the same. Whether the government sends us to jail, whether we are arrested, or lathi charged, or come in line of water cannon, the Congress workers will not be afraid to protest against water and power crisis."

The three-day long protest has seen Congress workers firing salvos at the Narendra Modi-led Central government, which eventually led to water cannons being used by the police to disperse them.

ANI

First Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:53

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