Uttar Pradesh police have filed a case against India’s opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi for violating government restrictions. The case was filed against them on Thursday, hours after police arrested her on her way to visit the family members of a young woman killed in an organized rape in Hatras, Uttar Pradesh, NDTV reported. NDTV reported that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have been charged under the Indian Epidemic Act for holding large rallies in violation of official rules. The case was filed at Ekotech One police station in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. About 150 Congress leaders and activists have been charged in the case. A young woman was gang-raped in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, while undergoing treatment in the capital New Delhi on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh police later burnt the girl’s body in the dark of night without the presence of family members. The incident caused widespread outrage across the country. Hathras Case Details
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi were arrested by police on their way to visit the girl’s family members. Uttar Pradesh police said they were detained for holding a huge rally in violation of government rules. Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Uttar Pradesh police had stopped the convoy on its way from Delhi to Uttar Pradesh to meet the girl’s family members. Party activists blocked roads to protest the incident, police resorted to baton charge. Hathras Case Details
A video spread on social media shows Congress leader Rahul Gandhi talking to the police. In the video, Rahul Gandhi is heard telling the police members, why are you arresting me? What is the reason for my arrest? The media is clear. Hathras Case Details
At this time, the police member was heard saying that 1 of the government rules. He is being detained for violating the section. As seen in the video, Rahul Gandhi is trying to resist the blocked police members. Later, at one stage of the clash, one of the leaders of the Congress fell to the ground.