Priyanka Gandhi Vadra still in custody after 28 hours, tweets to Modi

Vadra was taken into police custody early on Monday morning

 

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is still in police custody without being formally arrested even after 28 hours, has tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about her detention.

 

"Modi ji, your government has detained me for 28 hours without any order or FIR. But those who crushed farmers have not yet been arrested. Why?" she tweeted in Hindi.

 

Vadra was taken into police custody early on Monday morning in the Hargaon area in Sitapur while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet families of the deceased farmers.

 

After a brief spat with the policemen, she was taken to the PAC guest house and remains there till now.

 

Hundreds of Congress workers have been sitting outside the guest house, waiting for their leader's release.

 

Vadra has said that as soon as she is released, she will proceed to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the bereaved families.

 

In a related development, a senior official said that the government has taken note of the fact that Vadra spoke to some news channels on phone while she was in custody.

 

"We are investigating the matter and will soon take action against the channels and those responsible for arranging the interactions," the official said.

 

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