New Delhi : A 5-day 180 km rally named “Nyay Yatra” from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow, which was planned by senior Congress leaders in support of the law student in the Chinmayanand rape case was halted and the protesters were detained.
As per Congress leaders Jitin Prasada and Kaushal Mishra, they were put on house arrest ahead of the protest rally today. Besides them, UP Congress Legislative Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu and senior party leader Dheeraj Gurar were also arrested and kept at the Police Lines.
Chinmayanand, who has been in hospital since Sunday after two days in prison was booked under IPC sections 354 D (stalking), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation). The law student meanwhile, was sent to 14 days judicial custody on charges of extortion last week.