Protesters barge into Home Minister Shinde's Delhi residence

Apr 10, 2013, 21:26 IST | Agencies

Protestors barged into the residence of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde here Wednesday evening, police said. Around 200 Jat protestors gathered outside Shinde's bungalow No. 2 at Krishna Menon Marg around 4.30 p.m. and raised slogans for reservations.

In a security breach, scores of protesters demanding reservation for Jat community on Wedensday barged into the residence of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in New Delhi and staged a sit-in demonstration.

Protesters under the aegis of Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti had assembled at Jantar Mantar for the demonstration and in the evening they went to the 2-Krishna Menon Marg residence of Shinde in three buses.

Sushil Kumar Shinde
Security at Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's residence was compromised on Wednesday.

Police did not have any clue about the protesters' intention and was taken by surprise when they landed in front of the Home Minister's residence.

The protesters tried to storm into Shinde's residence but security personnel prevented them initially. However, they managed to open the gate by damaging it and reached the courtyard where they staged the sit in.

The protest was led by Yashpal Malik, Satyapal Choudhary, B S Ahlawat, Ummed Singh, Moolchand Dahiya and S Singh Dhaka. All the protesters were later detained and taken to Tughlaq Road police station.

An official said a case has been registered against the protesters for barging into the residence of the Home Minister.

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