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UPCC president detained in Bhadohi

UPCC president detained in Bhadohi

Varanasi: The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Kumar Lallu along with three others were detained by the police at Gopiganj in Bhadohi district on Thursday when they were on the way to Umbha village in Sonbhadra district on the eve of anniversary of massacre taken place in 2019.

According to Bhadohi SP Ram Badan, they were stopped and asked to return as the prohibitory orders are there in the district. The police took them to Sitamarhi guest house.

After hearing his detention his supporters including former MLA Ajay Rai moved to Bhadohi. They sat on dharna when stopped by police. Heavy police force was deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation.

UPCC president detained in Bhadohi

Lallu said that he was unnecessarily stopped as he was just going to pay respect to the victims of the Umbha massacre. The Congress would continue to raise its voice for the people’s right.

As many as 10 persons of Gond tribe were gunned down and several others were injured at Umbha village in firing by the gram pradhan and him men when opposed for land grabbing on July 17 last year. The Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also stopped when she was going to meet the kin of those killed in the firing last year.

 

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