Goa Congress leaders detained during protest march near Raj Bhavan over National Herald issue
Goa Congress chief Amit Patkar and a number of other party leaders were detained by police on Thursday while they were marching towards the Raj Bhavan to protest against the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald money laundering case.
The Congress workers, including women members of the party, waived black flags during the protest.
''It was preventive detention to ensure there was no law and order issue due to their protest,” the official said.
Patkar claimed the BJP-led central government was targeting opposition leaders using the central agencies.
His statement was recorded in multiple sessions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
He has been called by the agency for the fourth day on June 17 as he sought an exemption for Thursday.
The Congress has called the agency's action vendetta politics of the Centre.
The newspaper is published by the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and owned by Young Indian. PTI RPS GK GK
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)