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Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrested from outside CBI headquarters

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New Delhi. Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday courted arrest after staging a protest outside the CBI headquarters against the move to divest CBI Director Alok Verma of his powers and send him on leave.

Addressing the gathering earlier, Mr. Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue.

He also accused him of destroying institutions including the CBI, the Election Commission and the Enforcement Directorate.

Senior Congress leaders, including Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora, Veerappa Moily and Anand Sharma, took part in the march that culminated in a demonstration ahead of the CBI headquarters as reported by PTI.

Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, CPI leader D. Raja and TMC’s Nadimul Haque joined the protest.

The Congress’ protests in the national capital were replicated in other parts of the country.

State Congress leaders led demonstrations in their regions against what the Congress described as the “illegal, unconstitutional and illegitimate removal of the CBI director by the Modi-Shah duo”.

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