Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were arrested by Uttar Pradesh police on October 1, after the former was allegedly shoved and pushed to the ground by police personnel, as they made their way to Hathras district from New Delhi.
Noida ADCP Ranvijay Singh said that the Gandhis violated the Epidemic Act and that they will not be allowed to proceed.
Rahul Gandhi alleged that the police pushed him to the ground and lathi-charged as he and his sister were marching on the Delhi-UP highway.
In visuals shown in media reports, the Congress leader was seen resisting policemen who were trying to stop him. The Congress MP was shoved by the cops and he was seen falling to the ground in the chaos.
“Just now police pushed me, lathicharged me and threw me to the ground. I want to ask, can only Modi Ji walk in this country? Can’t a normal person walk? Our vehicle was stopped, so we started walking,” Rahul Gandhi said, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Samajwadi Party also protested at the Hathras border, where they were stopped from proceeding to the woman’s village. Since morning, the media has been barred from the village.
The Hathras gangrape too place on September 14. the 20-year-old Dalit woman had suffered multiple fractures, paralysis and severe spinal injury after she was assaulted by four upper caste men. The UP Police allegedly took away her body and cremated her forcibly with the family locked at home.