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Noida police regrets manhandling of Priyanka Gandhi, sets up probe
Noida, October 4, 2020
The Noida police on Sunday regretted the manhandling of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at DND Flyway while she was on her way to meet the Hathras gang-rape victim's family in a standoff between the police and Congress workers. An inquiry into the matter has also been initiated.
"Noida police profoundly regrets the incident @priyankagandhi while handling an unruly crowd at the DND. The DCP HQ has taken suo motu cognisance of it and ordered an inquiry to be conducted by a senior lady officer. We Noida police are committed to ensure safety and dignity of women," Noida Police tweeted.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was pushed and manhandled on Saturday while she came to the rescue of a party worker, who was being lathi-charged by Uttar Pradesh police at the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) Flyway when she, Rahul Gandhi and several Congress leaders and workers were trying to go to Hathras to meet the family of the victim.
The videos captured during the commotion shows Priyanka jumping a police barricade to shield a Congress worker as cops with lathis surround the man.
Both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka later went on to meet the victim's family at Hathras.