The Assam Congress protested against the ED’s questioning of Rahul Gandhi.
Guwahati: The Assam Congress protested against the ED’s questioning of Rahul Gandhi. Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Bora, opposition leader Debabrata Saika and several party leaders were detained by police on Monday . They protested against the interrogation of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. While chanting slogans and chanting slogans against the BJP-led government, opposition Congress leaders and several activists tried to march on the arterial Guwahati-Shillong road from the state party headquarters Rajiv Bhawan near Bhangagarh area.
In anticipation of the move, Guwahati police had already deployed a large contingent and set up barricades just outside Rajiv Bhavan to prevent the protesters from advancing.
A senior official said that when the Congress leaders tried to break through the barricades, the police detained dozens of its leaders and activists but later released them, a senior official said.
Bora and Saikia, as well as several MLAs, state party officials, sister organization officials and several ordinary workers were detained in several buses for several hours.
Gandhi was interrogated for several hours by the ED in New Delhi on Monday in a money laundering probe linked to the National Herald newspaper. He was accompanied by a battery of party leaders and supporters.
Saikia alleged that Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was using the police to protect the BJP’s interests and was busy suppressing peaceful democratic protests.
In an investigation into money laundering linked to the National Herald newspaper, the ED questioned Gandhi for several hours on Monday when MPs arrived at the agency’s headquarters in New Delhi with a battery of party leaders and supporters.