The Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested district president of Congress Gurpreet Bassi Gogi on Wednesday for blocking Rail traffic two years ago. Few hours after the arrest, Gogi was released on bail. However case was registered in 2015- during the tenure of SAD-BJP government but Congress chief was arrested when Congress government is in power.The Railway Police officials said that a case under section 174 of railway Act was registered against Gogi and several others as they have blocked rail traffic near Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib. In two years Gogi didn’t apply for bail and he was arrested on Wednesday according to law.
Gogi submitted bail bond of Rs five thousand at Police station of RPF and he was released on bail.
The drama was started at around 11 Am, when the officials of railway Police came at the house of Gogi in Ghumar Mandi. The supporters of Gogi including Youth Congress president Rajiv Raja, councilors and office bearers of party also turned there and raised slogans against union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Gogi said that the trains were stopped in Ludhiana following the call of party high command in protest against the then government over the issues of farmer’s suicides in 2015. Youth Congress president Rajiv Raja said that the Congress party is standing with party leaders and will not bend before the police and union government.
Case registered in tenure of SAD-BJP govt, arrested in Congress govt tenure
Interestingly, Ludhiana congress chief was booked for blocking rail traffic in 2015, when the SAD-BJP government was in power. In last two years Gogi neither joined investigation nor applied for bail despite the offence was bailable. In 2017, when the Congress government is in power and district president is close to MP and MLA, the police have arrested Gogi from his house. Sources said that Gogi was summoned to join investigation after the case was registered but he ignored the police investigation.
Arrest was made on Modi’s direction- Gogi
District Congress President Gurpreet Gogi said that as the Congress party has emerged as strongest party in Punjab and mainly in Ludhiana, the union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to dub the voice of party. The Ludhiana Congress under the leadership of CM captain Amarinder Singh, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and MLAs have played important in the victory of party in Assembly elections which pinched Modi and BJP leadership. To take revenge, the police have arrested me on the directions of Modi government.
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