New Delhi: Before Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency on Monday, officials had announced traffic restrictions in central Delhi and deployed additional police forces at the Congress headquarters and the Office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The congress was refused permission for a convention on Sunday.
In a tweet, the Delhi traffic police cited restrictions and urged the public to avoid certain roads in central Delhi from 7am to noon on Mondays due to “special traffic arrangements”. Police have not specified the exact reason behind the restrictions and other arrangements. A Delhi Police official said the arrangement was in keeping with the protests called by the Congress.
In a tweet posted between 4.35 and 4.42, police asked motorists to avoid Goal Methi Junction, Tughlaq Road Junction, Claridges Junction, Q-Point Junction, Sunehri Masjid Junction, Maulana Azad Road Junction and Man Singh Road Junction. “There will be heavy traffic on these roads due to special arrangements.”
The police asked the passengers to stop at Motilal Nehru Marg, Akbar Road, Janpath and Man Singh Road. “Special traffic arrangements will restrict the movement of buses in Gol Dak Khana Junction, Patel Chowk, Windsor Place, Teen Murti Chowk, New Delhi beyond Prithviraj Road.”
There is usually heavy traffic in the early morning hours, especially on Mondays, when people travel to their offices and return to Delhi after spending the weekend outside the city, a police official said.
“Since the rally was scheduled for the same morning, permission was refused on Sunday. We have done extensive security and traffic arrangements in central Delhi. Additional traffic crews have been deployed to ensure smooth traffic and less inconvenience to motorists. “We have deployed additional troops to handle the rally,” said an unnamed official.
At about 7.30 am, the Congress workers arrived at the Congress headquarters to take part in the protest march. However, as he shouted slogans in support of Gandhi, he was arrested and put in a police bus.
Congress summons Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi Sonia Gandhi was initially summoned on June 8, but she was infected with Kovid-19 and demanded a new date. ED has now called her on June 23rd.
Rahul Gandhi has called the allegations against him “fake and baseless” as he announces a march from the Congress party headquarters to the ED office.
According to congressional insiders, all members of parliament and senior leaders were asked to take part in the parade last week.