WATCH: Scuffle breaks out between Police and Congress workers at Delhi-Noida flyway, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi arrive

Police used batons to disperse the crowd, the Congress workers claimed.

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After the two days cordon off, the police of UP today desegregated the media blockade which was invoked to cease the media or anybody else from meeting the victim’s family.

Today, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, K C Venugopal have proceeded to Hathras to meet the victim’s family. They were allowed by the policemen at the toll plaza on the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) to head towards Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.

The action comes following a massive show of party strength and some scuffles too at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.

Police personnel had lined up at the Delhi-Noida Direct flyway to prevent the Congress convoy from moving to Hathras. Congress workers and others clashed with each other amid ongoing slogans and Congress flags waving in the air. The Gautam Buddh Nagar Police, eventually allowed five people, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to depart for Hathras.

Police used batons to disperse the crowd, the Congress workers claimed.

Reportedly, on Thursday, the Hathras administration had manhandled politicians, including from the Congress’ Rahul Gandhi and the TMC’s Derek O Brien. The media also tried to access the village but were denied. Around 300 police personnel stood on guard to prevent anybody from entering.

Afterwards, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were detained as they tried to go to Hathras.

Noida Police Commissioner Alok Singh, “CrPC Section 144 has been imposed in Noida, Greater Noida as well as in Hathras and some other districts in UP due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Considering social distancing and other related norms, permission has been granted for five people, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.”

 

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