New Delhi: Over 300 AAP supporters and some party leaders were today detained as they on Saturday took out a protest march towards the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging a BJP-Congress alliance in corruption.
Following a rally at Jantar Mantar, where party chief Arvind Kejriwal and its top brass attacked Modi and his government for not taking action against Sonia Gandhi in AgustaWestland chopper scam, groups led by Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas went to gherao residences of the Prime Minister and the Congress President.
Kejriwal left the venue before the protest march began. Several AAP MLAs, including Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly Bandana Kumar, participated in it.
Police, which had made extensive preparations by putting up three layers of barricades, detained senior AAP leaders Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Dilip Pandey along with party volunteers, and took them to Parliament Street police station.
"Over 300 people were detained from the first layer of barricade in Parliament Street as they started their march from Jantar Mantar. And over 100 were detained in the morning.
They were a separate group who had reached near Tughlaq Road police station, which is near the PM's residence, to protest.
"The protesters were detained under Section 144 of CrPC. They have all been taken to Parliament Street police station," DCP, New Delhi, Jatin Narwal said....