A video is going viral on social media, which shows Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury grabbing the collar of a policeman in Telangana on Thursday during the party's protest against Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to Rahul Gandhi.
The 43-second video also shows Ms Chowdhury arguing with the policeman. She was then dragged by female police officers towards a police van.
She was later booked under Section 353 of the Indian penal Code (IPC) - assault on public servant to deter from discharge of duty - after a complaint from the sub-inspector.
The protest was organised as part of “Chalo Raj Bhavan” call given by the Congress party to protest Rahul Gandhi's questioning by the ED. He is being questioned by the agency in connection with a money-laundering case pertaining to the National Herald-AJL deal.
"The protest is our right. We will fight for justice. They (ED) are not taking cases of any BJP leaders. They are harassing only Congress people," Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar told news agency ANI.
Bengaluru Police said the Congress protest was against the Karnataka High Court's order. "High Court had earlier ordered that protests will not be held anywhere except Freedom Park. We conveyed it to them. They gave us in writing about protest but we rejected it. We conveyed it to them in the morning too. If they proceed, we will take them into preventive custody," Bheemashankar S Guled, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru East told ANI.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President and party MP A Revanth Reddy, Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and several others were taken into preventive custody by police as they were proceeding towards Raj Bhavan.
The protest caused traffic jam on Khairtabad Circle and surrounding areas.
News agency PTI reported that a two-wheeler was set on fire and some protesters even climbed on a state-run city bus.
The demonstrators raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the police.