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Delhi Congress Leaders Detained During Protest on Power, Water

Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely along with scores of party workers was today detained in Nangloi area of north Delhi when they tried to block movement of trains as part of party\'s agitation against prolonged power cuts and water scarcity in the city.

Published: 14th June 2014 11:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2014 11:58 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely along with scores of party workers was today detained in Nangloi area of north Delhi when they tried to block movement of trains as part of party's agitation against prolonged power cuts and water scarcity in the city.

DPCC chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma, senior party leader Sajjan Kumar and a number of other Delhi Congress leaders were also detained from the protest site at the Nangloi Railway station.

The Congress workers led by Lovely had blocked movement  of trains by sitting on tracks at around 9.30 AM.

As Congress protesters didn't heed to police's appeal to leave the site, police used water cannon to evict them.

But as they continued their sit-in on the railway track, the Congress workers were forcibly evicted and taken to Nangloi and Gonda police stations.

A senior police official said Lovely, Sharma and some other Congress workers were taken to Gonda police station.

Criticising the police action, Sharma said that the party will continue its agitation till the power and water supplies are improved in the city.

"We condemn the police action. We were not even allowed to protest peacefully. The party will continue its agitation till people are provided relief from long power cuts and water scarcity," Sharma said.

 The Congress has been holding a series of protests in the last few days in the wake of long power cuts and water scarcity in some areas.

 The city has been reeling under long outages for the last 15 days after the electricity transmission networks were severely damaged by the devastating storm on May 30.

 As per power department official, it may take another seven days to restore the transmission network.

The long outages have affected operations at various water treatment plants due to which some areas are facing shortage of water also.



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