Congress leader Pawan Khera was deplaned and arrested by the Delhi Police. While boarding a plane to Chhattisgarh’s Raipur from Delhi, today, February 23. He was stopped on the pretext that there was an issue with his baggage.
Pawan Khera is alleged to have made derogatory comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Consequently, he was deplaned and arrested.
However, the leaders of the party eventually got off the plane and protested in the airport area, right next to the plane.
According to the tweet of the Congress from its official handle, “Today senior Congress leaders were going from Delhi to Raipur by Indigo flight 6E-204. Everyone had boarded the flight, when our leader Pawan Khera was asked to get off the flight. This is a dictatorial attitude,”
According to NDTV, Pawan Khera said, “I was told that there is an issue with my baggage, though I only had hand baggage. They told me you can’t fly. Then they said the DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) will meet you. I have been waiting for a long time. There is no sign of law and order.”
Congress Leader Pawan Khera arrested
Without furnishing a copy of FIR & notice, I was deboarded from the aircraft &arrested by Assam Police in an illegal manner. I have complete trust in the judicial system which protected my freedom of expression today: Congress leader Pawan Khera after interim bail granted to him pic.twitter.com/2mEgY3x7d4
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2023
Jairam Ramesh Tweet
Freedom of Speech is slowly weakening in India, but Freedom AFTER Speech is fast becoming extinct. My colleague @Pawankhera was deplaned from a Raipur-bound flight. After ED raids, another attempt to derail Congress Plenary. Murder of Democratic India is the right acronym for Him pic.twitter.com/11LXuDSOQO
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) February 23, 2023