Youth Congress leader Anil Dhantori was detained by security personnel at the Agartala airport following the recovery of a bullet from his baggage. He came there to oversee Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s programme in Tripura.
Later, Dhantori was released by the CISF( Central Industrial Security Force) without being handed over to the Tripura police.
“After the detention, the state Congress leaders have rushed to the airport and persuaded the CISF personnel to release Dhantori, also a Haryana assembly member. CISF troopers later released him without handing him over to the state police,” a senior police officer told reporters.
CISF officers refused to comment about the incident.
Gandhi, accompanied by other party leaders, arrived in Tripura Thursday from Nagaland via Assam’s main city of Guwahati.