New Delhi, July 19: In a major development in the Sonbhadra Massacre, Priyanka Gandhi is detained after being stopped from meeting the aggrieved family; she was not allowed to meet them.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra detained in Narayanpur by Police. She was on her way to meet victims of firing case in Sonbhadra where section 144 has been imposed. Says 'I don't know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere.'
Responding to media's query if she has been arrested Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, "Yes, we still won't be cowed down. We were only going peacefully to meet victim families(of Sonbhadra firing case). I don't know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere.'
The incident has taken a political turn after there is a verbal spat on the twitter of major politicians.
Early Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East met the injured in the firing over a land dispute in Sonbhadra on July 17.
Apart from meeting the family members, Priyanka is also expected to visit the place of the incident.According to the police, nine people were killed in the firing.
On the day of the incident, she had criticised the state government over the law and order situation.
Taking to Twitter, she had said, "In the BJP ruled state, the confidence of criminals is so high that broad day-light killings are continuously happening. The killing of 9 Gond tribesmen, including 3 women, by the land mafia in Umbha village of Sonbhadra is heart-wrenching. Administration and Chief Minister are all sleeping. Is this how the state will be crime-free?"
The incident took place in Ubbha village of Ghorawal where the village head went to take possession of his land purchased two years ago. However, he met with opposition from the villagers which triggered the firing allegedly by his aides leading to the deaths.