Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Anna's supporters rounded up by police outside JP park
New Delhi, Aug 15: Around 50 supporters of Gandhian Anna Hazare were detained from outside Jai Prakash Narayan Memorial Park, the venue which was earlier allotted to the social activist for his fast scheduled to begin tomorrow.
After Team Anna denied to agree to six of the 22 conditions laid by the police for holding the hunger strike, police cancelled the permission and imposed Section 144 of CrPC at the spot.
The people detained had accumulated outside the park to participate in the movement. Police displaced them and sent them to Chhatrasal Stadium.
Addressing mediapersons earlier today, Mr Hazare had announced that irrespective of any obstacle created by the government he would go on the fast against Corruption.
Mr Hazare is starting his hunger strike in the capital from tomorrow to protest against the government's failure to bring in a strong Lokpal Bill after rejecting the version introduced by it in Parliament on August 4.