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.