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Bhagwant Mann, Congress leaders detained, released by Ludhiana police

March 26, 2016 | By

Ludhiana: Several opposition leaders were today detained by Ludhiana police when they sat on a dharna along with local jewellers on G T Road near Ladhowal. Leaders of Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party were supporting the demand of the jewellers protesting the imposition of one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery.

Bhagwant Mann joins protesters at Laduwal

Bhagwant Mann joins protesters at Laduwal

According to the police the arrested opposition leaders including MLAs Bharat Bhushan Aashu and Surinder Dawar and Ludhiana District Congress Committee (DCC) chief Gurpeet Gogi were released.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Narinder Bhargva said no one was arrested.

Aam Adami Party MP Bhagwant Mann, who also made an attempt to address the demonstrators, was also detained by the police.

The police also used force to clear the road blockade created by the protesters. Ludhiana District Congress Committee (DCC) president Gurprit Gogi said some Congress workers were said to have received injuries in the police action.

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