SP workers block Rahul convoy, 15 detained

Samajwadi Party workers attempted to block the cavalcade of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who started his five-day tour of western districts of poll-bound UP.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2011, 13:55 PM IST

Aligarh: Samajwadi Party workers on Tuesday
attempted to block the cavalcade of Congress General Secretary
Rahul Gandhi, who started his five-day tour of western
districts of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

"Around 50 to 60 members of SP attempted to block
cavalcade of Rahul Gandhi while he was proceeding towards
Badaun after landing at Dhanipur airport," Senior
Superintendent of Police Satyendra Veer Singh said.

He said that about 15 SP activists were detained as they
tried to breach the security cordon of Gandhi, who is an SPG
protectee.

The Congress leader is scheduled to address a public
meeting in Gunnaur assembly segment in Bhimnagar district.

PTI