Priyanka Gandhi released a statement claiming that she has not been served with any order or notice.
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“I have myself seen a portion of a paper on social media in which they have named 11 people – eight of whom were not even present at the time I was arrested. In fact, they have even named the two persons who brought my clothes from Lucknow on the afternoon of October 4,” Priyanka said in a statement.
Priyanka also said that she has not been produced in front of a magistrate and has also not been allowed to meet legal counsel.
“Presently I am not going into the details of the completely illegal physical force used on my colleagues and me at the time of my arrest as this statement serves merely to clarify the continuing illegality of my confinement at the PAC compound in Sitapur, UP,” Priyanka said.
Gandhi was detained in Sitapur early Monday on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri where eight people were killed the previous day.
While four of the dead in Sunday’s incident were farmers, allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, the others included BJP workers and their driver who were allegedly lynched.
Officials said on Tuesday that a case has been registered in Sitapur against Priyanka Gandhi and 10 others under sections related to preventive detention due to apprehension of breach of peace.
The case under Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) sections 151, 107, 116 (all related to preventive detention due to apprehension of breach of peace) has also been registered against Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and party leader Deependra Hooda, the officials said.