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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday faced slogans as he got up to deliver his address at an international conference in New Delhi.
Lawyer Santosh Kumar Suman (32), a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, stood on the desk, took off his shirt and shouted, “Prime minister, go back. Roll back diesel prices.”
Singh waited for a while as security officials took the protestor out of the plenary hall of Vigyan Bhawan.
“The Special Protection Group handed him over to us. He is under detention. We are investigating claims that he is a member of political party RJD,” a police official said.
A senior police official said Suman, who resides in east Delhi’s Shakarpur, gained entry to the venue using a “proper” invitation card.
The Conference on Economic Growth in Asia and Changes of Corporate Environment, organized by the Indian Law Institute, was attended by legal luminaries from across Asia. Besides Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.