- Case of violence during protest against CAA
- Chairman of UP Congress Minority Cell arrested
- Priyanka Gandhi shared the video
After the arrest of Uttar Pradesh Congress Minority Cell chairman Shahnawaz Alam on Monday night, police lathi-charged the Congress workers who were shouting slogans at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. Shahnawaz has been named in the 19 December violence against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC (CAA / NRC) in Lucknow. After the arrest of Shahnawaz Alam, the Congress under the leadership of Pradesh Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu and Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra reached Hazratganj police station. They were talking to the police inside when the police lathi-charged them on the slogan of some workers outside.
Demonstration was held in Lucknow against the Citizenship Amendment Act in December 2019. On December 19, one person was killed and several people were injured after the protest turned violent.
Policemen are seen in CCTV cameras putting Alam in a police jeep. Alam, 37, was made the chairman of the UP Congress Minority Cell in January this year. It is said that he is close to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and originally hails from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress leaders and activists are committed to raising their voice on public issues. The BJP government can stop other parties from raising their voice, not our party, by making UP police an instrument of repression.
Look at how the UP Police gave the chairman of our minority department the darkness of night. pic.twitter.com/UCyyuwYfQJ
– Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 30, 2020
After the arrest of the Congress leader, Congress workers led by Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Kumar Lallu surrounded the police station and shouted slogans inside the police station. Due to which the police had to lathicharge.
A senior Lucknow police officer Dinesh Singh said, "We have arrested Alam after a thorough investigation. His name has cropped up in the investigation into violence in the anti-CAA demonstration at Parivartan Chowk. We would have arrested someone then When we have evidence against him. "
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also tweeted on this matter. He wrote in his tweet- "Congress leaders and activists are committed to raise their voice on public issues. The BJP government can stop the UP Police from voicing other parties, not our party. The UP police picked up the chairman of our Minorities Department in the dark of night. First, our state president was kept in jail for four weeks on fake charges. This police action is repressive and undemocratic. Congress soldiers from police lathis and fake cases Not afraid. "
Video: Lucknow: Congress workers created ruckus, police showered sticks