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IAC protest alleged Hooda hand in 'Vadra land deals'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 21, 2012
First Published: 14:43 IST(21/10/2012) | Last Updated: 01:24 IST(22/10/2012)

India Against Corruption (IAC) supporters from Haryana trooped down to state chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's residence on Pandit Pant Marg on Sunday to protest the Hooda government's alleged involvement in Robert Vadra-DLF land deals.

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The police responded to the protesters with water cannon and detained several of them.

The activists from Haryana first gathered near the Gol Dak Khana and then marched towards Hooda's residence but Delhi police had put up barricades on the road leading towards his house.

However, when the agitators insisted on going ahead and breached the barricades, police tried to prevent them and many of them reached the gate of Hooda's residence. This prompted the police to use water cannon and force to disperse the gathering. Police also detained many of them, who were later released.

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Those injured in police action were taken to the nearby RML hospital. IAC leader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal - who was not present at the demonstration earlier - met the injured at the hospital and later called a media conference at his Ghaziabad office to condemn police action.

"IAC members were taking out a peaceful demonstration to protest alleged efforts (by Hooda) to save Vadra, who was in turn aided by Hooda to favour the realty major," Kejriwal alleged.

Later in the day, Kejriwal paraded three-four of the injured activists at his Ghaziabad office when Annie Kohli, 60, - a former IAC member -along with few other persons shouted slogans against him and Manish Sisodia, another IAC leader, accusing them of flip flop on several issues outside his office.    

Amid continued slogans, Kejriwal said he will talk to her and came out. Kohli badgered him with questions such as: "Are you a revolutionary or a Gandhian or a politician?"


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