Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several party MPs were detained by police as he led the party's protest at Vijay Chowk against the ED questioning of his mother and Cogress chief Sonia Gandhi in the money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper.
The detained Congress leaders were taking out a protest march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk while Section 144 was imposed in the area.
Rahul Gandhi and the other Congress MPs had gathered at Vijay Chowk to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan to draw the President's attention to the alleged misuse of agencies by the government, but were stopped by the police. Gandhi was put in a police bus but officials did not disclose where he was being taken.
Other party leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge, Ranjeet Ranjan, KC Venugopal, Manickam Tagore, Imran Pratapgarhi, and K Suresh, were also detained ANI reported.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Tuesday for her second round of questioning in the money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. The 75-five-year old Gandhi was questioned for over two hours during her first day of questioning in the case on July 21 where she replied to 28 questions put forth by the agency, that is probing alleged financial irregularities in the Congress-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, which owns the National Herald newspaper.