Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was detained at Vijay Chowk on Tuesday as he, along with other Congress leaders, was protesting against the Enforcement Directorate questioning party chief Sonia Gandhi.
Gandhi, accompanied by his security personnel, was whisked away in a police van.
Seventeen other Congress MPs besides Gandhi were detained by Delhi Police.
Gandhi was sitting on a road near Vijay Chowk as part of the dharna.
The Delhi Police were trying to convince Gandhi to leave the place as Section 144 was imposed due to the ongoing session of Parliament.
“India is a police state,” said Gandhi as Congress MPs were detained along with him.
Earlier, youth Congress leaders and workers staged a protest at the AICC headquarters. They came out of the premises and indulged in commotion with the police and CAPF personnel.
Congress MPs led by Gandhi staged a protest march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, reads the report.
Manish Tewari said, “We were going to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit a memorandum to the President against misuse of Central agencies, but we are being taken to Kingsway Camp police lines.”