Gujarat: Jignesh Mevani released, meets Bhanubhai Vanakar's family
Ahmedabad : Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was released by the police on Sunday evening, he went straight to Gandhinagar civil Hospital to meet the family members of Bhanubhai Vanakar who set himself on fire on Thursday.
Dalit leader and lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police on Sunday morning amid state-wide protests against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.
Mevani broke into heated arguments with police when he was being detained in Saraspur suburb of Ahmedabad.
"Gujarat does not belong to your father... give me your buckle number, I am an elected MLA and you have no business to insult me," a furious Mevani shouted at a police constable after he and 100 others were detained.
Besides Mevani, hundreds of protestors were detained from various places in Ahmedabad while staging demonstrations.
Road-blocks, burning of vehicle tyres and slogan-shouting were witnessed on several state highways and several parts of national highways. At some places, police conducted baton charges to disperse the crowds.
Angry protests were seen in Gandhinagar, Unjha, Chanasma and Patan in north Gujarat and Morbi in Saurashtra over the death of Vankar.
(with IANS inputs)