Delhi Congress chief, 5 other detained near India Gate
Police detained Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar and his party colleagues after they gathered near India Gate without permission on Friday to pay tribute to the Indian soldiers killed in a border clash with Chinese troops, officials said.
Five Delhi Congressmen were sitting near Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay homage to the soldiers killed in Galwan Valley in Ladakh on June 15, the Delhi Congress chief said.
हम इंडिया गेट पर शांतिपूर्ण देश के शहीद हुए 20 जवानों को श्रद्धांजलि दे रहे थे, लेकिन हमें दिल्ली पुलिस ने हिरासत में ले लिया ।— Anil Chaudhary (@Ch_AnilKumarINC) June 26, 2020
क्या अब देश में श्रद्धांजलि देना गुनाह है ?
20 जवान शहीद कैसे हुए सरकार से ये सवाल करना गुनाह है ?#SpeakUpForOurJawans pic.twitter.com/AQFYK9om2t
"The policemen came and without listening to us shoved us into a vehicle and took us to Tilak Marg police station," he said.
A senior police officer said a few people had gathered near National Stadium without any permission.
"They were told to disperse immediately in view of the directives of the central and Delhi government. When they refused, they were detained," he said.
Twenty Indian Army soldiers were killed in violent clash with Chinese troops along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.