IAC volunteers detained

IAC volunteers detained

Nearly 100 volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) were detained on Saturday, when they were marching towards Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum to the Governor, demanding the resignation of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.

In response to a nationwide protest called by their leader, Arvind Kejriwal, the IAC volunteers led by convenor Prithvi Reddy, staged a demonstration at Town Hall, alleging misappropriation of funds meant for the disabled by the NGO run by Khurshid and his wife.

They raised slogans against the UPA government, which is mired in scams, including the 2G Spectrum allotment, the Coalgate, the CWG scam, and the recent corruption charges against Robert Vadra and Khurshid.

Prithvi Reddy said: “The issue is not just about corruption, but also about how low people in power can stoop to. Money meant for equipment like crutches and wheelchairs for the disabled was misused.”

When the protestors marched towards Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum to the Governor, the police first denied them permission and then detained some of the protesters. They were held at the office of the deputy commissioner of police at Adugodi and were released later in the evening.