Yogendra Yadav detained by Delhi Police at Jantar Mantar, alleges he was 'brutally assaulted'

Aug 11, 2015, 10:03 IST | ANI

New Delhi: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav was detained by the Delhi Police during a farmers’ protest at Jantar Mantar last night.

Yadav, who was trying to march towards the Prime Minister’s official 7 Race Course Road residence, has alleged that he was ‘brutally assaulted’

“All of us, 96 in all, are now being arrested. But what's the crime, I wonder,” Yadav said in a series of tweets.

“Is standing peacefully with a Hal an offence? We were not obstructing traffic, were willing to cooperate with any reasonable condition,” he said, adding, “Why this brutal assault then?”

Pic courtesy Yogendra Yadav's Twitter account

Meanwhile, AAP leader Dharamvir Gandhi has demanded the release of Yadav and the others. “I demand Yogendra Yadav and others should be released who were detained last night,” said Gandhi.

Yadav, it is being said, was also prevented from speaking to the media today by policemen.

Expressing disappointment over Yadav’s detention, ousted AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said that the former had not created any law and order problem but were staging a peaceful protest.

“They were protesting peacefully but were beaten up and later detained. They were not making any law and order problem,” said Bhushan.

The AAP will be raising the issue of Yadav’s detention in the Parliament today.

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