Punjab Deputy CM Randhawa detained by UP Police on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri

He has been held illegally in the police station for about two hours now.

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Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who was en route to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet victim families, was forcibly detained by the Uttar Pradesh police and taken to Shahjahanpur police post falling under  Police Station, Sarsawa, Saharanpur.

He has been held illegally in the police station for about two hours now.
Randhawa who was accompanied by PCC Working President and MLA Kuljit Nagra and other MLAs, Parminder Singh Pinky, Barinder Singh Pahra, Kuldeep Vaid, Kulbir Singh Zira and Angad Singh left for Lakhimpur by road on Monday morning after UP govt denied permission for landing chopper at Lucknow Airport.

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Earlier today, Former PPCC Chief Navjot Sidhu and some legislators of his party were detained by Chandigarh police after they held a protest outside the Punjab governor's residence in Chandigarh.

Congress leaders raised slogans against the BJP, they also condemned the detention of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in UP.

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Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government had denied permission to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi too to visit the violence-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.