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Gadkari, Left leaders among 4,380 detained in Delhi

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2010 20:32 IST

Over 4,300 opposition leaders activists, including BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, D Raja of CPI and NDA Convenor Sharad Yadav, were today detained by police during demonstrations across the capital as part of the Bharat Bandh.

A total of 4,380 protesters were detained during the protests, a senior police official said.

Gadkari, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh, NDA Convenor Sharad Yadav, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat and CPI National Secretary D Raja were among those detained.

Window panes of two DTC buses were broken while protesters deflated the tyres of 29 buses, a DTC official said.

3,435 people were detained in north Delhi, 400 in central Delhi and 140 people in New Delhi. The number of detentions in other districts were: West (119), East (80), South (70), North-East (57) and North-West (44).

A case of rioting was registered against unknown persons in Mandir Marg police station. The protest had turned violent in Gole Market.