Youth Congress workers detained after Mumbai ‘roko rail’ protest – Reuters

By PTI

MUMBAI: Youth Congress workers were arrested after they staged a ‘rail roko’ protest at a train station here on Wednesday against the interrogation of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi by the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED), a announced the police.

A group of 10 to 15 Mumbai Youth Congress workers stopped an express train bound for Gujarat around 10:15 a.m. at platform No. 6 at Borivali station, railway police officials said government (GRP).

Protesters shouted slogans against the Law Enforcement Directorate and central government led by Narendra Modi, as Sonia Gandhi appeared before the ED in Delhi on Wednesday for the third round of questioning in a money laundering case of money linked to the National Herald newspaper.

GRP Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel cleared the protesters from the tracks within minutes and the train set off on its journey, officials said. The GRP then arrested some of the protesters, they said.

A spokesman for Western Railway said the commotion, which lasted a few minutes, did not affect train services as the GRP removed the protesters from the tracks and detained them.

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Sonia Gandhi (75) has been interrogated for more than eight hours so far by ED and she has faced 65-70 questions. The questioning relates to the charge of alleged financial irregularities in the Congress-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, owner of the National Herald newspaper.

Congress criticized the ED’s action against its senior leadership and called it a “political vendetta” and “harassment”.

MUMBAI: Youth Congress workers were arrested after they staged a ‘rail roko’ protest at a train station here on Wednesday against the interrogation of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi by the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED), a announced the police. A group of 10 to 15 Mumbai Youth Congress workers stopped an express train bound for Gujarat around 10:15 a.m. at platform No. 6 at Borivali station, railway police officials said government (GRP). Protesters shouted slogans against the Law Enforcement Directorate and central government led by Narendra Modi, as Sonia Gandhi appeared before the ED in Delhi on Wednesday for the third round of questioning in a money laundering case of money linked to the National Herald newspaper. GRP Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel cleared the protesters from the tracks within minutes and the train set off on its journey, officials said. The GRP then arrested some of the protesters, they said. A spokesman for Western Railway said the commotion, which lasted a few minutes, did not affect train services as the GRP removed the protesters from the tracks and detained them. READ ALSO | National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi appears for third round of questioning Sonia Gandhi (75) has been questioned for more than eight hours so far by the ED and she has had to face 65-70 questions. The questioning relates to the charge of alleged financial irregularities in the Congress-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, owner of the National Herald newspaper. Congress criticized the ED’s action against its senior leadership and called it a “political vendetta” and “harassment”.