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Raje ordinance row: Sachin Pilot, other protesting Cong leaders detained

Soon after the march began, the police detained Pilot and other Congress leaders and took them to the Bajaj Nagar police station.

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rajasthan ordinance
Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan president and several party leaders were detained by the police in Jaipur on Monday soon after they took out a march against the state government's

After the Rajasthan Assembly session was adjourned for the day, MLAs and leaders assembled at Jyoti Nagar T-point in the city, from where Pilot was to lead a march to the Raj Bhawan to hand over a representation against the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Soon after the march began, the police detained Pilot and other leaders and took them to the Bajaj Nagar police station.

The has opposed the bill, tabled in the Assembly today, which seeks to replace the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 7.

The ordinance seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action, without its prior sanction.

It also bars the media from reporting on such accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is given by the government.

First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 14:17 IST
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