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Priyanka Gandhi slams arrest of UP minority cell chief, says Yogi govt using police as ‘tool of oppression’


New Delhi: Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh authorities over the arrest of social gathering’s minority cell chairman Shahnawaz Alam and mentioned the federal government is using police as a “tool of oppression”.

In a sequence of tweets, she mentioned that police motion is repressive and undemocratic.

“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 a tool of oppression…Look at how the UP Police picked up the chairman of our minority cell in the dark of night,” she tweeted (translated from Hindi). The senior Congress chief additionally posted a video of the incident toge ther with the tweet.



“First, our state president was kept in jail for four weeks on fake charges. This police action is repressive and undemocratic. Congress workers are not afraid of police sticks and fake cases,” she mentioned.

UP Congress Minority cell chief, Shahnawaz Alam was arrested by the police late on Monday in reference to anti-CAA protest on December 19, 2019.

Lucknow Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Dinesh Singh mentioned, “His name had appeared in the case related to anti-CAA/NRC protest at Parivartan Chowk on 19th December 2019. The evidence was being gathered since then.”

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“He was arrested on Monday after sufficient evidence was gathered. Further action will be taken,” added Singh. (ANI)


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