Show me a warrant or you cannot stop me from going: Priyanka Gandhi

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Priyanka Gandhi with Uttar Pradesh police officials (Image: Screengrab from viral video)
Priyanka Gandhi with Uttar Pradesh police officials (Image: Screengrab from viral video)

Lucknow : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi was detained early this morning by the Uttar Pradesh Police as she was heading to meet the family of four farmers killed in the wake of violence during an anti-farm laws protest in the state the previous day. 

The farmers, who were allegedly trying to stop the visit of the Union Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, were crushed under the vehicles of the ministers; the burning cars were seen in the region.

The Congress has tweeted a video on social media in which a man can be heard saying that Priyanka Gandhi has been detained by the Sitapur Police line and is being taken away in the vehicle seen in the video.

"I am not important than the people you have killed. The government you are defending. You give me a legal warrant, a legal basis or else I will not move from here and you won't touch me," a visibly agitated Congress leader, surrounded by policemen, is heard saying in a video when her convoy is stopped at Sitapur.

She is requested by a policewoman to move to the side.

"Warrant nikalo, order nikalo nahi toh main yahan se nahi hil rahi hoon (Produce a warrant or a legal order or else I am not moving out from here) and if you will put me in that car I will charge you with kidnapping. And the charge will not be against the police but you," She is heard telling the cop.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted in support of sister Priyanka Gandhi, underscoring that they will make farmers win.

"Priyanka, I know you won't back away - they are stunned by your courage. In this non-violent fight for justice, we will make the country's Annadata win," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.