New Delhi, July 26 (KMS): Delhi police pulled Congress leader, Srinivas BV, of his car, by grabbing him by hair during a party protest in the Indian capital.
The Congress leaders, workers and supporters were protesting as the Enforcement Directorate questioned party President, Sonia Gandhi, for the second time today in connection with the National Herald case.
A video shows that Srinivas BV, the national president of the Youth Congress, was seen being pulled out of his car by the Delhi Police, who tugged at his hair. The police were seen pushing and shoving him inside their car as he tried to speak to the media gathered there.
“Mujhe maar kyun rahe ho (Why are you hitting me?),” the Congress leader is seen screaming at the cops, who later try to calm him, saying, “Koi nahi marega (no one will hit you).”
The video also showed a few Rapid Action Force personnel pressing the car door shut as Srinivas attempts to climb out. As Srinivas finally gets in the car, one of the officers, in an attempt to keep him in the car, holds him down by his neck.
Soon after the video was shared several times on social media, the Delhi Police said, “We are trying to identify the staff. Disciplinary action would be initiated against the staff after identification.”
He was later detained by the police along with several Congress MPs who had gathered there to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House) to draw the President’s attention to the alleged misuse of agencies by the Narendra Modi government.
As he was put in a police bus and taken to an undisclosed location, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said “India is a police state” and that “Modi is a king”.