Trinamool Team On Way To UP Shootout Site “Detained” At Varanasi Airport

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VARANASI: A team of the Trinamool Congress, led by party leader Derek O’ Brien, was stopped at the Varanasi airport this morning when the party members were on their way to meet those affected by shootout in Sonbhadra earlier this week.
Derek O’Brien said the police officers, while stopping them at the airport, said they were “doing as told from topmost”.

“Trinamool Parliam delegation detained at Varanasi airport. ADM,SP have not told us under which section.(“Doing as told from topmost”). We have told them that we will cooperate, wish to meet injured & then proceed to Sonbhadra to meet & give confidence to grieving families – Derek (sic),” a tweet by Trinamool Congress read.

The Trinamool leaders were told they will be taken to an “air-conditioned” guest house, Derek O’Brien told. “We have been told we will be taken to an air-conditioned guest house in an undisclosed location. We don’t want to go to any guest house. We want to meet the victims. This is not violation of 144 we are less number of people,” he said.

The alleged detention of the Trinamool leaders comes a day after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi was stopped on her way to a village in Sonbhadra to meet the affected families. Earlier, reports had emerged that gatherings had been banned at the district. She spent the night at a guest house in Mirzapur.

Source By NDTV

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