Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and three others have been allowed to go to Agra to meet the family of a man who died while in the custody of Uttar Pradesh Police. Ms Gandhi Vadra was earlier detained by the cops – for a second time in less than a month – after she was stopped en route to Agra.
Earlier Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress General Secretary, and a senior leader was stopped on her way to Agra on Wednesday to see the family of a sanitation worker who allegedly died in police custody.
She wanted to see the family of Arun Valmiki, who was suspected of stealing Rs 25 lakh this time. His health deteriorated during interrogation, and he died in police custody.
Priyanka Gandhi had been held by UP Police after being stopped at the first toll plaza on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway. According to reports, Congress workers clashed with police at the expressway’s entrance.
The Congresswoman tweeted in Hindi, expressing her outrage and sadness at the occurrence.
“Do I need anyone’s permission to leave Lucknow?” “Is there a reason why I can’t get to Agra, is there a law and order issue?” she asked the police officers who had stopped her cavalcade. “
“They say I won’t be able to visit Agra. Everywhere I go, they come to a halt. Should I continue to eat in restaurants? Is it only because it’s politically expedient? What’s the big deal if I want to meet them?” she continued.
“How can it be a law and order problem when someone has died? Make a phone call to the DM and ask him a question. It is far too much for me to be restricted to a guest house in Lucknow and unable to move anywhere “When the Agra district magistrate’s message was shown to her, she replied to the police.
However, Rajiv Krishna, the ADG of Agra, stated that “They’re working together. If there is any negligence, action will be taken. The family has filed a complaint, claiming that he was beaten up by police and died as a result. FIR has been filed, and the matter will be investigated.”