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In pics | A day of detentions and drama over an ex-soldier’s suicide

india Updated: Nov 03, 2016 14:54 IST
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi detained by Delhi Police at Tilak bridge police station in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders of both parties were detained on Wednesday in New Delhi while on the way to meet the family of a retired soldier who allegedly committed suicide over unfilled expectations regarding his pension.

Chaotic scenes broke out outside the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital as police stopped top opposition politicians from meeting the family of the deceased Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, who friends said had unsuccessfully tried to meet defence minister Manohar Parrikar before killing himself.

Here is a look at the drama that played out on Wednesday following a soldier’s suicide in pictures.

Rahul Gandhi was detained outside Delhi’s RML Hospital, where the 70-year-old Grewal died after allegedly consuming poison.

“You pat yourself over the soldiers’ bravery and arrest us when we go to meet the family of a soldier who committed suicide. Patriotism?” Sisodia tweeted later. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Gandhi’s detention came within minutes of a similar action against deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and his party MLA Surinder Singh. They were detained while speaking to Grewal’s family. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Congress Leader Anand Sharma, Ahmad Patel, along with congress workers at Mandir Marg Police Station in support of the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi after he was not allowed to enter RML hospital to meet the family members of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP). (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress workers protest against Modi Government in support of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after he was not allowed to enter RML hospital to meet the family members of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP). (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Joint CP Mukesh Kumar Meena outside Mandir Marg police station as Rahul gandhi meets the family members of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP). (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress worker protest against Modi Government in support of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after he was not allowed to enter RML hospital to meet the family members of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who committed suicide over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP). (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The Aam Aadmi Party workers detained by Delhi Police, while they were protesting outside Parliament Street Police station on the issue of ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over OROP issue in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party senior leader Sanjay Singh detained by Delhi Police, along with other Aam Aadmi workers outside Parliament Street Police station on the issue of ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over OROP issue in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)