You have kept me in detention without an order, FIR: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweets slamming PM Modi
New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed PM Narendra Modi and said she has been detained for the past 28 hours without any FIR or order.
She was detained when she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh where four farmers died on Sunday when they were allegedly crushed by cars belonging to the convoy of a minister.
.@narendramodi जी आपकी सरकार ने बग़ैर किसी ऑर्डर और FIR के मुझे पिछले 28 घंटे से हिरासत में रखा है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 5, 2021
अन्नदाता को कुचल देने वाला ये व्यक्ति अब तक गिरफ़्तार नहीं हुआ। क्यों? pic.twitter.com/0IF3iv0Ypi
Priyanka, who was detained at Sitapur early on Monday morning along with Congress MP Deepender Hooda, had started for Lakhimpur Kheri around midnight from Lucknow.
Videos of the incident show the Congress leader questioning police about an arrest warrant.
The video also shows Priyanka and Hooda were being forced by police to sit in their vehicles.
On Sunday, farmers had gathered to protest against the visit of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Mishra's route was changed because of the protests.
Farmers have alleged that Ashish Mishra, son of the MoS, and other supporters crushed farmers under their vehicles without any provocation as they were leaving from the protest site.
The Minister has meanwhile said that stones were pelted at the convoy, and has also said that his son Ashish Mishra was not present at the spot.
While four farmers died, four people who were in the SUVs that allegedly crushed farmers also died after a car overturned. Angry farmers also set two vehicles to fire.
Police said an FIR has been registered against 14 people, including Ashish Mishra, in connection with the death of farmers. Case has been registered under 302,120B, and 147 of the IPC on the complaint of the farmers.
Similarly a counter FIR has been lodged against the farmers by the BJP leaders too.