Top Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, on Wednesday, was stopped by police in Uttar Pradesh along the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, while she was on her way to meet the family of a man who allegedly died in police custody. 

The Congress has claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government has prevented Priyanka Gandhi, who was earlier in the month detained by UP Police for trying to meet the families of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, from meeting the family of the man who died in police custody. 

Meanwhile, the Lucknow police has said that Priyanka Gandhi was stopped as the Agra district magistrate has directed prevention of visits by any political leader to the house of the victim. 

Several visuals have flooded the social media, where the police can be seen stopping Priyanka Gandhi from moving ahead. 

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One of the videos showed a policeman stopping the vehicle of Priyanka Gandhi by placing both his hands on the hood of the car. 

Visuals have also emerged from the site, where women police personnel could be seen taking selfies with the Congress leader. 

The police informed Priyanka Gandhi that she was stopped from meeting the family of the man who died in custody to maintain “law and order”. 

“Someone has died. What is the law-and-order issue in me meeting the family, tell me,” Priyanka Gandhi asked the police. 

UP Police said that the man, who died in custody, was accused of stealing Rs 25 lakh from the Jagdishpura police station and he died after his health deteriorated during interrogation.

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