Slamming the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, on Saturday said that 'Jungle Raj' was prevalent in Sonbhadra as UP Police continues to 'detain' Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Chunar Guest House.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day Priyanka Gandhi met relatives of two victims of the Sonbhadra tragedy. She is still on her dharna claiming that '15 others are not being allowed to meet me. Even I am not being allowed to meet them.'
A day after Congress Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained by Uttar Pradesh Police as she was on her way to Sonbhadra where ten people were shot dead, TMC delegation comprising of Derek O'Brien, Sunil Mondal, Abir Ranjan Biswas also decided to paradrop. However, TMC took to Twitter and said that its delegation was detained at the Varanasi airport.
Sepeaking to media, Sonabhadra District Magistrate Ankit Aggarwal has said that as the siyuation in the village is sensitive, section 144 still remains imposed on the area. He added that 29 arrests have been made in connection to the issue.
Earlier on Friday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath assured that strict action will be taken against the accused in the matter.
"29 criminals arrested till now, a single barrel gun, 3 double-barrel guns and a rifle have been seized. Whoever is found responsible for this incident, strictest action will be taken against them," he said.
On Wednesday, ten people were shot dead during a shootout in a village in UP's Sonbhadra district over a land dispute. In the shootout, over 20 other people also suffered injuries. The police arrested 24 people in connection with the shootout.