“They are violating Section 144 of CrPC,” Noida ADCP on Gandhi family’s Hathras visit

“They are violating Section 144 of CrPC. We are deployed here to control the unlawful assembling of people” Noida ADCP tells ANI UP.

“They are violating Section 144 of CrPC. We are deployed here to control the unlawful assembling of people. We are appealing for peace amid COVID-19 outbreak, in the larger public interest they should disperse” Noida ADCP Ranvijay Singh told ANI UP as they barricaded the Delhi-UP border.

Scores of police had been deployed at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Noida on Saturday, prior to a scheduled visit of Congress leaders’ that planned to meet the family of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras who died after a gangrape. Barricades were installed at the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway and scores of policemen, including senior officers, were present at 12.30 pm and alongside CrPC section 144 remained imposed in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar.

On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with several party leaders and workers were mishandled and stopped by the UP police in Greater Noida and were sent back to Delhi, after they tried to reach Hathras to meet the victim’s family.

According to officials, they were booked in multiple cases for allegedly violating restrictions in UP imposed under the CrPC section 144 in view of COVID-19 outbreak and under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

According to Congress, the woman and her family have been denied justice and ”severely traumatised” by the inaction of the BJP government and its attempt to hide the truth of the heinous crime inflicted on her.

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