Po­lit­i­cal pa­rade at vil­lage of veteran who died over OROP

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Po­lice de­tained Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi on Thurs­day — the third time in two days — as a po­lit­i­cal storm in­ten­si­fied over re­tired soldier Ram Kis­han Grewal who killed him­self in protest against an un­equal pen­sion pol­icy for mil­i­tary vet­er­ans. The de­ten­tion drama fol­lows a VVIP pa­rade to a Haryana vil­lage ear­lier in the day for the fu­neral of the 70-year-old Grewal. Gandhi and Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal met his rel­a­tives at Bamla vil­lage in Bhiwani dis­trict and at­tended the last rites.

Ke­jri­wal promised a `1-crore

com­pen­sa­tion to the fam­ily and a job for a rel­a­tive of the de­ceased ex-ser­vice­man.

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