Sachin Pilot arrested by UP Police, released

Minister of state for communications and information technology & Rajasthan's Ajmer MP Sachin Pilot was arrested by the UP Police on his way to violence-hit Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida. Pilot was arrested by the police under section 151. He was on his way to meet the farmers who have been agitating against land acquisition. Sachin Pilot was taken into preventive custody by the police at Lal Chowk outside the Bhatta-Parsaul villages - the epicentre of the land agitation in Uttar Pradesh. Claiming that he had not violated the law, Pilot after his release said, "We wanted to go to the villages...the UP police blocked the national highway for over an hour. They brought us here to the police lines without any reason. We had not planned meetings or speeches. We just wanted to give condolences."
The minister had earlier, alongwith 100 supporters, visited the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad where he met farmers lodged there since the agitation in the villages began. Pilot accused the state government of large-scale land-grabbing and demanded a "throrough probe" into the alleged atrocities on the villagers. "We would like a thorough probe to be conducted. They were treated badly for sure, and many people have said this before. But you know that if you go into any village and speak to a woman about rape with a camera to her face, it will be tough to get the truth. We would like this matter to be thoroughly investigated, and the people who have conducted a skewed investigation be subject to strict investigation also", Pilot said just before he was arrested.