Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who was arrested while on her way to Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, on Tuesday stated she used to be detained from an area that was not under prohibitory orders and has so a way not been served with any order or notice regarding her arrest.
In a statement, she said she was positioned under arrest “as verbally informed to me via the arresting officer DCP Piyush Kumar Singh” under section 151 at 4:30 am on October 4.
When she used to be arrested, Priyanka said, she used to be traveling inside Sitapur district and about 20 km from the border of Lakhimpur Kheri district, which used to be under section 144. However, she said, to her knowledge section 144 was once not imposed in Sitapur.
“I was, in any case, traveling in a single car with 4 other persons, two neighborhood congress workers, Deepender Hooda and Sandeep Singh. No security vehicle or Congress workers different than the 4 humans accompanying me have been with me. I used to be then pushed to the PAC compound, Sitapur accompanied with the aid of two women and two male constables,” she said.
After being delivered to the PAC compound, she said there used to be no similarly communication regarding the occasions or the reasons, or the sections under which she used to be charged used to be communicated to her “until now — 38 hours later at 6.30 pm on the October 5”.