Anna being moved to Tihar jail, 1400 followers detained

The Delhi Police have detained 1,400 followers of Anna Hazare, police commissioner BK Gupta said.

He said Anna has been arrested under the preventive arrest provisions of the Indian Criminal Procedure Code.

Anna has been produced before a Magistrate and is currently in a police office. He has been ordered to 7 days in judicial custody.

He said Anna and others have not been released yet as they have refused to give an “undertaking” that they will not attempt any more protests in areas under prohibitive orders.

Gupta said Anna will be sent to jail (judicial custody) if he continues to refuse to offer personal surety to the above condition.

According to sources, Anna has indeed refused to give any such undertaking and is on his way to Tihar jail. Supporters are trying to prevent the car carrying Anna from leaving the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, West District. Many have laid themselves on the road in front of the car, leading to the use of force by the police to clear the way.


Police chase away protesters outside the prohibitory zone in Delhi