Sonbhadra Massacre: Priyanka Vadra prevented from meeting victims, detained by UP Police
Lucknow: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday, 19 July 2019, was detained and stopped from going to Sonbhadra where 10 people were gunned down in a land related feud this week.
Ten people were killed and 18 injured in a clash between supporters of the village head and Gond tribals over a piece of land in Sonbhadra’s Ghorawal area on Wednesday.
Priyanka was taken to a guesthouse when she sat on the road protesting and demanding that she be allowed to proceed, according to available reports.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has assured justice and said the sub-divisional magistrate and four other officials have been suspended. he also announced ex-gratia relief for the families of those who died and thise injured in the Sonbhadra incident.
Twenty-nine persons, including the village headman Yagya Dutt and his brother, have been arrested. A committee under the additional chief secretary (Revenue) has also been constituted and asked to give its report within 10 days.