Video shows a scuffle breaks out between the official and Derek O’Brien and the official roughs up the opposition MP and Pushes him and throws him on the ground.
Hathras| A day after Gandhi siblings were stopped from going to Hathras and Rahul Gandhi was pushed down in the scuffle at Yamuna expressway, a similar treatment was meted out to opposition MP Derek O’Brien by UP Police. Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders today tried to reach Hathras gang-rape victim, but the police stopped the delegation outside the village and TMC MP Derek O’Brien was hit and pushed to the ground.
Trinamool leader Mamta Thakur said that the women policemen pulled the women leaders’ blouses and lathi-charged MP Pratima Mandal after which she fell down. She also alleged that a male official touched female leader in their delegation.
— Somya Lakhani (@somyalakhani) October 2, 2020
The videos of the incident were shared on Social Media where the TMC MP Derek O’Brien along with two other female leaders from the party are seen marching towards the village where a heavily deployed police team stops them. When they tried to speak to the police and make a way, an official is seen touching the female leader. At this instance, Derek O’Brien comes forward and objects to the behaviour. However, a scuffle breaks out between the official and Derek O’Brien and the official roughs up the opposition MP and Pushes him and throws him on the ground.
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) October 2, 2020
Yesterday, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi’s convoy was stopped at DND flyover on their way to Hathras. When they began walking to meet the victim’s family, the police pushed Rahul Gandhi, held him by the collar and roughed him up. In the scuffle, he fell to the ground. The police also lathi-charged some Congress workers. Congress alleged that the clothes of Delhi Mahila Congress President Amrita Dhawan were torn during Police lathi charge.
Later, the two leaders were detained under section 188 and were kept in detention for up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, Section-144 has been imposed in Hathras and victim’s village’s borders have been sealed. No politician or even journalists are being allowed to go inside. Virtually the entire village has been turned into a cantonment area. Reportedly, the people of the village are also being given entry only after showing the ID.
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