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Sonbhadra firing case: It looks like I am arrested, says Priyanka after being detained

Priyanka Gandhi

Varanasi : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who had arrived in Sonbhadra earlier today was detained by the police after she sat on a dharna against the state government for not allowing her to meet the kin of those killed in firing over a land dispute on July 17. Police detained her citing violating of Section 144, which was imposed in the area. The section prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area.

"Yes, we still won't be cowed down. We were only going peacefully to meet victim families. I don't know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere," she told ANI on being asked if she was arrested. Priyanka was detained from Varansai and was not allowed to move ahead to Mirzapur.

"Just want to go and meet families of victims (Sonbhadra firing case), I even assured that will take only four people with me. Yet administration is not letting us go there. They should tell us why we are being stopped. We will continue to sit here peacefully," Priyanka said while speaking to media persons here.

"Officers told me that they have received an order from higher authorities, I want them to show me such notice," she added. She was escorted amidst heavy police security. ANI

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