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Anna Hazare arrested by Delhi Police ahead of fast

Posted by on August 16, 2011 0 Comment

Anna Hazare courted arrest after being detained by Delhi Police at his residence in Mayur Vihar ahead of his indefinite fast on Tuesday.

Senior officers of Delhi Police reached Anna Hazare’s flat early in the morning and informed him that he could not leave his home. Hundreds of supporters had gathered outside the activist’s house waving flags.

Anna in his addresses to the nation before his arrest asked his supporters not to stop the agitation. He urged the protesters to remain peaceful.

Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia were also taken into preventive custody by the Delhi Police.

“This is exactly what happened during emergency. Emergency has revisited the country. This detention is unconstitutional and undemocratic,” said Kiran Bedi while courting arrest at Raj Ghat.

Late Monday, at least 50 supporters of Anna Hazare were detained at Jai Prakash Narain Park, the venue of the anti-graft crusader’s planned fast, for defying prohibitory orders clamped in the area.

The supporters of the Gandhian were taken in a police bus to a nearby police station, police said. TOI

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