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Have not seen FIR, not produced before magistrate: Priyanka after arrest

New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who has been arrested and kept in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, said on Tuesday that she has not been shown any arrest warrant or FIR so far, and she has not been produced before a magistrate either so far.

A statement issued by Priyanka Gandhi said she was “verbally” informed about her arrest by DCP Piyush Kumar Singh, CO City, Sitapur, under Section 151 at 4.30 am on October 4.

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She said Section 144 was not imposed in Sitapur when she reached there, adding that she was traveling in a single vehicle with four other persons, two local congress workers, Deepender Hooda and Sandeep Singh.

She said she was driven to the PAC compound in Sitapur accompanied by two female and two male constables.

“Having been brought to the PAC compound, no further communication regarding the circumstances or the reasons, or the sections under which I have been charged have been communicated to me by the UP Police or administration until now- 38 hours later at 6.30 pm on the 5th of October,” she said.

The Congress leader said she has not been served with any order or notice, “nor have they shown me an FIR”.

“I have myself seen a portion of a paper on social media in which they have named 11 people- 8 of whom were not even present at the time I was arrested. In fact, they have even named the two persons who brought my clothes from Lucknow on the 4th afternoon,” she said.

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