Harassment of party workers not to be tolerated: PCC chief

Cong delegation meets DGP Ashok Kumar

Reacting strongly to the arrest of one of its state general secretaries, the Uttarakhand Congress today held that the party workers would not tolerate the harassment of their cadre.

This comes after Senior Congress leader Yaqub Siddique was arrested by Tehri police on Wednesday night. On Thursday a delegation of senior Congress leaders met the Director General (DG) of Uttarakhand Police Ashok Kumar and registered its strong protest over the issue. The delegation was led by the State Congress president Pritam Singh. The Congress leaders told the DGP that the party would not tolerate if the police would harass the party workers due to political presumptions. Referring to the incident, the PCC president explained that Yaqub was arrested unlawfully from his Shimla Bye-pass residence in Dehradun by the Tehri police. After meeting the DGP, the Congress leaders disclosed that the DGP has assured that impartial inquiry of the matter would be done.

The DGP added that he has directed the Inspector General (IG) Garhwal to investigate the issue. The Vice President of Uttarakhand Congress Surya Kant Dhasmana, general secretary Rajendra Shah, Naveen Joshi, Ajay Singh and Mahesh Joshi accompanied the PCC president. 

Friday, 04 December 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

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