Congress Leaders Detained During Protests As Rahul Leaves ED Office

Story Highlights
  • Rahul Gandhi leaves from ED office
  • The probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities
  • Congress workers protest against summons to Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: For the second consecutive day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the National Herald money-laundering case. Gandhi, 51, arrived at the ED headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi with his “Z+” category CRPF security escort and was questioned for 4 hours.

Senior Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, KC Venugopal and others were detained by Delhi Police and taken to Tughlak Road police station on Tuesday while they were protesting over Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) probe against party leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case.

The leaders were protesting outside Congress headquarters, Akbar Road in the national capital. The leaders detained by Delhi Police include Gaurav Gogoi, Deepender Singh Hooda, Ranjeet Ranjan, Imran Pratapgarhi and others.

Prior to reaching the ED office, Rahul visited the Congress headquarters along with sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to join the protest.

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