The Congress alleged that its Rajya Sabha MPs were misbehaved in an "atrocious manner" by Delhi Police personnel during the protests in the national capital.
New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday wrote to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to register its "strongest protest" against the alleged "atrocious misbehaviour" of Delhi Police with its MPs this week, said Enforcement Directorate's Rahul It was during his protests in the national capital against Gandhi's summons. National Herald case
Congress General Secretary (Organisation) and Rajya Sabha MP, KC Venugopal tweeted pictures of the Congress delegation that visited Venkaiah Naidu today, saying it "informed him of the brutal violation... and urged him to deal with the matter".
"The action of Delhi Police just outside the office of the Indian National Congress at 24, Akbar Road is completely unprovoked and in violation of all norms," the party said in its letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman.
The letter highlighted the names of five MPs, P Chidambaram, KC Venugopal, Shaktisinh Gohil, Pramod Tiwari and JB Mather, who claimed that they were manhandled as a result of the alleged attack by the Delhi Police and required medical treatment. Was. "We are providing pen drives of some videos along with it," the letter said.
The party further said, "Several MPs were detained in different police stations and detained for more than ten hours without any explanation," calling it a "clear case of breach of privileges of MPs".
Earlier today, the party also lodged a complaint at Delhi's Tughlaq Road Police Station, demanding strict action and investigation against some members of the police force.
The flurry of formal protest by the Congress came amid allegations that police barged into its Akbar Road headquarters in Delhi on Wednesday when the senior leader was holding a press conference.
The opposition party accused the police of "brutally and without provocation, assaulting and assaulting members of the Indian National Congress" who were present. Similar allegations were also levelled by MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and party leader Ajay Maken, who tweeted a video of the clash.
MP Shashi Tharoor also shared a video of a female colleague, Tamil Nadu MP Jothimani, alleging that she and other women protesters were misbehaved by police officers.
Delhi Police has denied all such claims. Special CP (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda has said that barricades were thrown during clashes near the Congress office and efforts to restore order were "probably a scuffle". He denied that the police had entered the offices.
Rahul Gandhi, who appeared before the ED on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, will appear on Friday, the fourth day of questioning this week.