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Congress accuses Delhi Police of storming party's headquarters in New Delhi


As the Congress accused Delhi Police of storming the party's headquarters in New Delhi, senior leader Ajay Maken on Wednesday shared a video as visual proof of police personnel entering the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters at 24, Akbar Road. “Delhi Police entered the headquarters of the Congress, the country's principal opposition party, and assaulted our workers. Is democracy alive?” Maken wrote on Twitter in Hindi. Since Monday, the grand old party has been staging pan-India demonstrations against what it says is ‘politically-motivated’ questioning of its former president, Rahul Gandhi, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the National Herald case. Wednesday's dramatic developments took place on a day Gandhi was questioned by the central agency for the third straight day. Lashing out at the police and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), chief Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that on Thursday, the party will protest by gheraoing residences of governors of all states. He also demanded FIRs and suspension of guilty police officers. Meanwhile, responding to the allegations, SP Hooda, special commissioner (law and order) said though a scuffle may have taken place, the police did not barge into the party's office. “Many people threw barricades at police near the AICC office, so there might've been a scrimmage. But the police didn't go inside the AICC office or use lathi charge. Police are not using any force. We will appeal to them to coordinate with us,” Hooda said.

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