Derek O'Brien-led Trinamool Cong delegation, on way to meet Sonbhadra victims' families, stopped at Varanasi airport

Kashmir Times. Dated: 7/21/2019 12:57:47 AM

VARANASI, July 20 (Agencies): A four-member Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation, led by senior party leader Derek O'Brien, were stopped by the Varanasi Police on Saturday, ahead of their visit to Sonbhadra district where 10 people were killed in firing over a land dispute on July 17. The delegation was stopped at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Uttar Pradesh's Babatpur, near Varanasi.
The delegation, allegedly detained, has claimed that Additional District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police did not inform them under which section/s they have been detained.
Derek said the police officers while stopping them at the airport, said they were "doing as told from topmost".
"Trinamool Parliam delegation detained at Varanasi airport. ADM,SP have not told us under which section.("Doing as told from topmost"). We have told them that we will cooperate, wish to meet injured & then proceed to Sonbhadra to meet & give confidence to grieving families - Derek (sic)," a tweet by Trinamool Congress read.



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